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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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SPT maps of the Bullet cluster (1ES 0567-56): 150 GHz only (top left), 220 GHz only (top right), band subtracted map with reduced astrophysical contamination (bottom left), and band subtracted jackknife noise map (bottom right).

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August 21, 2017