South Pole Telescope
(a microwave to radio telescope at South Pole)
The South Pole Telescope (SPT)
is a 10 meter microwave and millimeter telescope
at the South Pole aimed at discovering
more detail about the cosmic microwave background. Part of the location's advantage
is its altitude: 2800 meters or 9300 feet.
- SPT-SZ camera - a bolometer array (95 GHz, 150 GHz, and 220 GHz)
- SPTpol camera - detects polarization (90GHz and 150 GHz)
The telescope went into service in March 2007.
These frequencies are useful for finding distant
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CMB Stage-4 (CMB-S4)
Greenland Telescope (GLT)
transition edge sensor (TES)