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



An image of the SPTpol focal plane. The focal plane consists of 768 pixels, each containing two super-conducting transition-edge sensor (TES) bolometers coupled to orthogonal polarizations, for a total of 1536 bolometers. In this image, you are looking down into the gold-plated feedhorns that couple microwave light to the SPTpol detectors.   


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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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