Mapping clusters of galaxies with a stratospheric balloon experiment

S. Masi, D. Brienza, L. Conversi, P. De Bernardis, M. De Petris, P. Fiadino, A. Iacoangeli, L. Lamagna, C. Marini Bettolo, L. Moncelsi, L. Nati, F. Nati, F. Piacentini, G. Polenta, R. Rispoli, P. A R Ade, P. Hargrave, Philip Mauskopf, G. Pisano, G. SaviniC. Tucker, A. Boscaleri, S. Peterzen, D. Spoto, D. Carpinteri, S. Colafrancesco, Y. Rephaeli, G. Di Stefano, G. Romeo, A. Delbart, L. Doumoulin, P. Camus, J. B. Juin, C. Magneville, J. P. Pansart, D. Yvon, V. Gromov, I. Maslov

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Abstract

We describe the scientific rationale and the preliminary calibrations of the OLIMPO experiment: a 2.6 m stratospheric balloon borne telescope, to be flown in 2008 in a long duration circumpolar flight. One of the main goals of the experiment is to map with high sensitivity and resolution at mm and submm wavelengths the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in many clusters of galaxies, both in the Northern and in the Southern hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Pages507-512
Number of pages6
Edition647 SP
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Visby, Sweden
Duration: Jun 3 2007Jun 7 2007

Other

Other18th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
CountrySweden
CityVisby
Period6/3/076/7/07

Keywords

  • Clusters of galaxies
  • Cosmology
  • Long duration stratospheric balloons
  • mm/sub-mm astronomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Masi, S., Brienza, D., Conversi, L., De Bernardis, P., De Petris, M., Fiadino, P., Iacoangeli, A., Lamagna, L., Bettolo, C. M., Moncelsi, L., Nati, L., Nati, F., Piacentini, F., Polenta, G., Rispoli, R., Ade, P. A. R., Hargrave, P., Mauskopf, P., Pisano, G., ... Maslov, I. (2007). Mapping clusters of galaxies with a stratospheric balloon experiment. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (647 SP ed., pp. 507-512)