BOOMERANG returns

Philip D. Mauskopf, P. A.R. Ade, A. Balbi, P. Cabella, G. De Gasperis, P. Natoli, N. Vittorio, J. J. Bock, V. V. Hristov, W. C. Jones, A. E. Lange, J. R. Bond, C. R. Contaldi, J. J. Borrill, A. Boscaleri, B. P. Crill, P. de Bernardis, G. De Troia, A. Iacoangeli, S. MasiA. Melchiorri, F. Nati, F. Piacentini, G. Polenta, S. Ricciardi, A. de Oliveira-Costa, M. Tegmark, G. di Stefano, G. Romeo, K. Ganga, E. Hivon, A. H. Jaffe, J. E. Ruhl, T. S. Kisner, T. Montroy, E. Torbet, C. Mactavish, C. B. Netterfield, E. Pascale, D. Pogosyan, S. Prunet

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Abstract

BOOMERANG was one of the first experiments to map large areas of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) with high signal-to-noise during a long duration balloon (LDB) flight in 1998/99. BOOMERANG uses bolometric detectors measuring frequency bands from 90 to 400 GHz, a frequency range that complements the lower frequency range of experiments using HEMT amplifiers such as DASI and WMAP. Here, we discuss the status of the analysis of the B98 data including initial comparison of the B98 data with WMAP and component separation of the B98 maps in order to measure the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect. Finally, we describe the second LDB flight of the BOOMERANG telescope in January, 2003 with a receiver designed to map the polarisation of the CMB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-740
Number of pages8
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Volume47
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CMB
  • CMB polarisation
  • Component separation
  • Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Mauskopf, P. D., Ade, P. A. R., Balbi, A., Cabella, P., De Gasperis, G., Natoli, P., Vittorio, N., Bock, J. J., Hristov, V. V., Jones, W. C., Lange, A. E., Bond, J. R., Contaldi, C. R., Borrill, J. J., Boscaleri, A., Crill, B. P., de Bernardis, P., De Troia, G., Iacoangeli, A., ... Prunet, S. (2003). BOOMERANG returns. New Astronomy Reviews, 47(8), 733-740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newar.2003.07.019