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COMAP

(CO Mapping Array Pathfinder)
(high frequency radio telescope to map CO)

COMAP (for CO Mapping Array Pathfinder) is a Radio Telescope to detect high Redshift (z) Carbon Monoxide (CO) looking for CO(1-0) in redshift slice z from 2.4 to 2.8 and CO(2-1) in redshift slice z from 5.8 to 6.7. These will be observed in the 30-34GHz range where they will fall after the redshift. The first phase will be an Imaging Spectrometer on a 10m telescope located at Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO). The goal is mapping the universe during the Epoch of Reionization (EOR).

COMAP appears to be a continuation of the "Carbon Monoxide Mapping Array (COMA)" plan, its current name suggesting it is a preliminary scaled-down version.


(telescope,radio,ground,California,plan,CO)
http://churchgroup.stanford.edu/comap.html
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AAS...22742606C
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/CRAL/projects.html
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/documents/772281/772371/AME_Workshop_2016_Cleary.pdf/1061a125-ac07-4bd8-9a4c-f6533ee3a4e1
http://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/imhopkins/speakers/dongwoo-chung-comap/
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
8.9mm34GHz141ueVbeginCOMAP
10mm30GHz124ueVendCOMAP
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
2.43.60Gpc11.74GlynearestCOMAP
6.74.14Gpc13.51GlyfurthestCOMAP

Referenced by:
Carbon Monoxide Mapping Array (COMA)

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