CARA Science:
Submillimeter Tipper

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Summary

Constructed by Carnegie Mellon University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the submillimeter tipper uses an ambient-temperature pyroelectric detector to monitor 350 micron radiation. A stepper motor drives an off-axis paraboloid mirror, allowing the instrument to scan from zenith to horizon. The tipper is currently taking data on the roof of the AST/RO building at the South Pole. Modifications to the tipper are planned to incorporate it within the AASTO package of instruments.

Results

Pictures

See the group's website for pictures.

For more information

The group has a website at http://www.tuc.nrao.edu/mma/sites/Chajnantor/instruments/smm-tipper/ .

The submillimeter tipper is based at NRAO and Carnegie Mellon University. For more information, contact Simon Radford, sradford@nrao.edu.