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NIKA2, a dual-band millimetre camera on the IRAM 30 m telescope to map the cold universe

Désert, F.-X, Adam, R., Ade, Peter A. R. ORCID:, André, P., Aussel, H., Beelen, A., Benoît, A., Bideaud, A, Billot, N., Bourrion, O., Calvo, M., Catalano, A., Coiffard, G., Comis, B., Doyle, Simon ORCID:, Goupy, J., Kramer, C., Lagache, G., Leclercq, S., Lestrade, J.-F., Macías-Pérez, J. F., Maury, Mauskopf, Philip Daniel ORCID:, Mayet, F., Monfardini, A., Pajot, F., Pascale, Enzo ORCID:, Perotto, L., Pisano, Giampaolo ORCID:, Ponthieu, N., Revéret, V., Ritacco, A, Rodriguez, L., Romero, C., Roussel, H., Ruppin, F., Soler, J., Schuster, K., Sievers, A., Triqueneaux, S., Tucker, Carole ORCID: and Zylka, R. 2016. NIKA2, a dual-band millimetre camera on the IRAM 30 m telescope to map the cold universe. Presented at: SF2A-2016, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, 4-17 June, 2016. Published in: Reyle, C. ed. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Societe Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, pp. 65-72.

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A consortium led by Institut Néel (Grenoble) has just finished installing a new powerful millimetre camera NIKA2 on the IRAM 30 m telescope. It has an instantaneous field-of-view of 6.5 arcminutes at both 1.2 and 2.0 mm with polarimetric capabilities at 1.2 mm. NIKA2 provides a near diffraction-limited angular resolution (resp. 12 and 18 arcseconds). The 3 detector arrays are made of more than 1000 KIDs each. KIDs are new superconducting devices emerging as an alternative to bolometers. The commissionning is ongoing in 2016 with a likely opening to the IRAM community in early 2017. NIKA2 is a very promising multi-purpose instrument which will enable many scientific discoveries in the coming decade.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: Societe Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 July 2017
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:26

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