The AzTEC mm-wavelength camera

G. W. Wilson, J. E. Austermann, T. A. Perera, K. S. Scott, P. A.R. Ade, J. J. Bock, J. Glenn, S. R. Golwala, S. Kim, Y. Kang, D. Lydon, P. D. Mauskopf, C. R. Predmore, C. M. Roberts, K. Souccar, M. S. Yun

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AzTEC is a mm-wavelength bolometric camera utilizing 144 silicon nitride micromesh detectors. Here, we describe the AzTEC instrument architecture and its use as an astronomical instrument. We report on several performance metrics measured during a three-month observing campaign at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and conclude with our plans for AzTEC as a facility instrument on the Large Millimetre Telescope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-818
Number of pages12
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2008



  • Galaxies: high redshift
  • Galaxies: starburst
  • Instrumentation: detectors
  • Submillimetre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Wilson, G. W., Austermann, J. E., Perera, T. A., Scott, K. S., Ade, P. A. R., Bock, J. J., Glenn, J., Golwala, S. R., Kim, S., Kang, Y., Lydon, D., Mauskopf, P. D., Predmore, C. R., Roberts, C. M., Souccar, K., & Yun, M. S. (2008). The AzTEC mm-wavelength camera. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 386(2), 807-818.