Bolocam

Status and observations

Douglas J. Haig, Peter A R Ade, James E. Aguirre, James J. Bock, Samantha F. Edgington, Melissa L. Enoch, Jason Glenn, Alexey Goldin, Sunil Golwala, Kevin Heng, Glenn Laurent, Philip R. Maloney, Philip Mauskopf, Philippe Rossinot, Jack Savers, Patrick Stover, Carole Tucker

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Abstract

Bolocam is a millimetre-wave (1.1 and 2.1 mm) camera with an array of 119 bolometers. It has been commissioned at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii and is now in routine operation. Here we give an overview of the instrument and the data reduction pipeline. We discuss models of the sensitivity of Bolocam in different observing modes and under different atmospheric conditions. We briefly discuss observations of star-forming Galactic molecular clouds, a blank field survey for sub-millimeter galaxies, preliminary results of a blank-field CMB secondary anisotropy survey and discuss observations of galaxy clusters using the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ. Zmuidzinas, W.S. Holland, S. Withington
Pages78-94
Number of pages17
Volume5498
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2004Jun 25 2004

Other

OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period6/23/046/25/04

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Keywords

  • Arrays
  • Blank field surveys
  • Bolocam
  • Bolometers
  • CMB
  • Millimetre-wave
  • PCA
  • SZ Effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Haig, D. J., Ade, P. A. R., Aguirre, J. E., Bock, J. J., Edgington, S. F., Enoch, M. L., ... Tucker, C. (2004). Bolocam: Status and observations. In J. Zmuidzinas, W. S. Holland, & S. Withington (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5498, pp. 78-94). [09] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.553154

Bolocam : Status and observations. / Haig, Douglas J.; Ade, Peter A R; Aguirre, James E.; Bock, James J.; Edgington, Samantha F.; Enoch, Melissa L.; Glenn, Jason; Goldin, Alexey; Golwala, Sunil; Heng, Kevin; Laurent, Glenn; Maloney, Philip R.; Mauskopf, Philip; Rossinot, Philippe; Savers, Jack; Stover, Patrick; Tucker, Carole.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J. Zmuidzinas; W.S. Holland; S. Withington. Vol. 5498 2004. p. 78-94 09.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Haig, DJ, Ade, PAR, Aguirre, JE, Bock, JJ, Edgington, SF, Enoch, ML, Glenn, J, Goldin, A, Golwala, S, Heng, K, Laurent, G, Maloney, PR, Mauskopf, P, Rossinot, P, Savers, J, Stover, P & Tucker, C 2004, Bolocam: Status and observations. in J Zmuidzinas, WS Holland & S Withington (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5498, 09, pp. 78-94, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 6/23/04. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.553154
Haig DJ, Ade PAR, Aguirre JE, Bock JJ, Edgington SF, Enoch ML et al. Bolocam: Status and observations. In Zmuidzinas J, Holland WS, Withington S, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5498. 2004. p. 78-94. 09 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.553154
Haig, Douglas J. ; Ade, Peter A R ; Aguirre, James E. ; Bock, James J. ; Edgington, Samantha F. ; Enoch, Melissa L. ; Glenn, Jason ; Goldin, Alexey ; Golwala, Sunil ; Heng, Kevin ; Laurent, Glenn ; Maloney, Philip R. ; Mauskopf, Philip ; Rossinot, Philippe ; Savers, Jack ; Stover, Patrick ; Tucker, Carole. / Bolocam : Status and observations. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J. Zmuidzinas ; W.S. Holland ; S. Withington. Vol. 5498 2004. pp. 78-94
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