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South Pole Telescope


The South Pole Telescope is a 10 meter diameter telescope operating at the NSF South Pole research station. The telescope is designed for conducting large-area millimeter and sub-millimeter wave surveys of faint, low contrast emission, as required to map primary and secondary anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. The SPT is a collaboration between the U of Chicago, UC Berkley, Case Western Reserve University, U of Illinois, and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and is primarily funded through NSF OPP.

 

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SZ + optical image of SPT-CL J2331-5051 (z=0.57), one of the clusters discovered in the 2008 SPT data. This is a complex system, possibly a merger of two massive clusters. A giant gravitational lensing arc can be seen in the optical image to the left of the center of the main component.

 
 
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September 30, 2014