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Title: MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundAnisotropy on angular scales of 10' to 5 degrees

Abstract

We present a map and an angular power spectrum of the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) from the first flight of MAXIMA. MAXIMA is a balloon-borne experiment with an array of 16 bolometric photometers operated at 100 mK. MAXIMA observed a 124 deg region of the sky with 10' resolution at frequencies of 150, 240 and 410 GHz. The data were calibrated using in-flight measurements of the CMB dipole anisotropy. A map of the CMB anisotropy was produced from three 150 and one 240 GHz photometer without need for foreground subtractions. Analysis of this CMB map yields a power spectrum for the CMB anisotropy over the range 36 {le} {ell} {le} 785. The spectrum shows a peak with an amplitude of 78 {+-} 6 {mu}K at {ell} {approx_equal} 220 and an amplitude varying between {approx} 40 {mu}K and {approx} 50 {mu}K for 400 {approx}< {ell} {approx}< 785.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. Office of AdvancedScientific Computing Research; National Aeronautics and SpaceAdministration Grants NAG5-3941 and NAG5-6552 and NAG5-4454 and GSRP-031and GSRP-032, National Science Foundation AST-9120005; KDI PrecisionProducts Inc Grant 9872979, Particle Physics and Astronomy ResearchCouncil UK
OSTI Identifier:
886077
Report Number(s):
LBNL-60038
R&D Project: KX0410; BnR: KJ0102000; TRN: US200616%%913
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysics Journal; Journal Volume: 545; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 12/10/2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; AMPLITUDES; ANISOTROPY; DIPOLES; PHOTOMETERS; RELICT RADIATION; RESOLUTION; SKY

Citation Formats

Ade, P., Balbi, A., Bock, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., deBernardis, P., Ferreira, P.G., Hanany, S., Hristov, V.V., Jaffe, A.H., Lange, A.E., Lee, A.T., Mauskopf, P.D., Netterfield, C.B., Oh, S., Pascale, E., Rabii, B., Richards, P.L., Smoot, G.F., Stompor, R., Winant,C.D., and Wu, J.H.P. MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundAnisotropy on angular scales of 10' to 5 degrees. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Ade, P., Balbi, A., Bock, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., deBernardis, P., Ferreira, P.G., Hanany, S., Hristov, V.V., Jaffe, A.H., Lange, A.E., Lee, A.T., Mauskopf, P.D., Netterfield, C.B., Oh, S., Pascale, E., Rabii, B., Richards, P.L., Smoot, G.F., Stompor, R., Winant,C.D., & Wu, J.H.P. MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundAnisotropy on angular scales of 10' to 5 degrees. United States.
Ade, P., Balbi, A., Bock, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., deBernardis, P., Ferreira, P.G., Hanany, S., Hristov, V.V., Jaffe, A.H., Lange, A.E., Lee, A.T., Mauskopf, P.D., Netterfield, C.B., Oh, S., Pascale, E., Rabii, B., Richards, P.L., Smoot, G.F., Stompor, R., Winant,C.D., and Wu, J.H.P. Mon . "MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundAnisotropy on angular scales of 10' to 5 degrees". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/886077.
@article{osti_886077,
title = {MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundAnisotropy on angular scales of 10' to 5 degrees},
author = {Ade, P. and Balbi, A. and Bock, J. and Borrill, J. and Boscaleri, A. and deBernardis, P. and Ferreira, P.G. and Hanany, S. and Hristov, V.V. and Jaffe, A.H. and Lange, A.E. and Lee, A.T. and Mauskopf, P.D. and Netterfield, C.B. and Oh, S. and Pascale, E. and Rabii, B. and Richards, P.L. and Smoot, G.F. and Stompor, R. and Winant,C.D. and Wu, J.H.P.},
abstractNote = {We present a map and an angular power spectrum of the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) from the first flight of MAXIMA. MAXIMA is a balloon-borne experiment with an array of 16 bolometric photometers operated at 100 mK. MAXIMA observed a 124 deg region of the sky with 10' resolution at frequencies of 150, 240 and 410 GHz. The data were calibrated using in-flight measurements of the CMB dipole anisotropy. A map of the CMB anisotropy was produced from three 150 and one 240 GHz photometer without need for foreground subtractions. Analysis of this CMB map yields a power spectrum for the CMB anisotropy over the range 36 {le} {ell} {le} 785. The spectrum shows a peak with an amplitude of 78 {+-} 6 {mu}K at {ell} {approx_equal} 220 and an amplitude varying between {approx} 40 {mu}K and {approx} 50 {mu}K for 400 {approx}< {ell} {approx}< 785.},
doi = {},
journal = {Astrophysics Journal},
number = 1,
volume = 545,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
month = {Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 EDT 2000}
}