Publications associated with C-Band All Sky Survey

The C-Band All-Sky Survey: Instrument design, status, and first-look data

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 7741 (2010)

OG King, C Copley, R Davies, R Davis, C Dickinson, YA Hafez, C Holler, JJ John, JL Jonas, ME Jones, JP Leahy, SJC Muchovej, TJ Pearson, ACS Readhead, MA Stevenson, AC Taylor

The C-Band All-Sky Survey (C-BASS) aims to produce sensitive, all-sky maps of diffuse Galactic emission at 5 GHz in total intensity and linear polarization. These maps will be used (with other surveys) to separate the several astrophysical components contributing to microwave emission, and in particular will allow an accurate map of synchrotron emission to be produced for the subtraction of foregrounds from measurements of the polarized Cosmic Microwave Background. We describe the design of the analog instrument, the optics of our 6.1 m dish at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, the status of observations, and first-look data. © 2010 SPIE.

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