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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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Close-up of the SPT focal plane. The focal plane is made up of six wedges of 160 detectors each. Each wedge can be configured to observe at a different frequency. Monolithic horn arrays couple light onto the detector wedges; here we see five wedges covered by their horn arrays and one bare wedge. (Penny for scale only). [more]

 
 
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October 23, 2014