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October 1, 2018: Successful 2018 season nearly finished with SPT-3G camera, 1-month until first austral flights arrive.



August 1, 2018: Preliminary SPT-3G temperature map at 95 GHz of the 1500 sq. deg survey field taken from one week of observations during winter 2018. A zoom into a sub-set of the field (highlighted in red) shows a comparison between the SPT-3G and Planck 143 GHz maps over the same area. The nearly identical large-scale features in the two maps demonstrate that the SPT-3G map is already signal-dominated on angular scales measured well by Planck.


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October, 2018: The SPT-3G camera has nearly completed it's 2018 observing season! Winter-overs Joshua Montgomery and Adam Jones have nearly finished a successful 2018 austral-winter observing season at the South Pole! They will continue using SPT-3G to observe the 1500 sq. deg. survey patch for another month, before being relieved by a small austral-summer crew who will perform maintenance and improvements on the telescope and camera.

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