MUSTANG: 90 GHz science with the Green Bank telescope

S. R. Dicker, P. M. Korngut, B. S. Mason, P. A R Ade, J. Aguirre, T. J. Ames, D. J. Benford, T. C. Chen, J. A. Chervenak, W. D. Cotton, M. J. Devlin, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, K. D. Irwin, S. Maher, M. Mello, S. H. Moseley, D. J. Tally, C. Tucker, S. D. White

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Abstract

MUSTANG is a 90 GHz bolometer camera built for use as a facility instrument on the 100 m Robert C. Byrd Green Bank radio telescope (GBT). MUSTANG has an 8 by 8 focal plane array of transition edge sensor bolometers read out using time-domain multiplexed SQUID electronics. As a continuum instrument on a large single dish MUSTANG has a combination of high resolution (8″) and good sensitivity to extended emission which make it very competitive for a wide range of galactic and extragalactic science. Commissioning finished in January 2008 and some of the first science data have been collected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2008
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7020
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/26/086/28/08

Keywords

  • Green bank telescope
  • Millimeter receiver
  • Multiplexing
  • TES bolometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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