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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. The telescope went into service in March 2007. Instruments that have been used:

These frequencies are useful for finding distant galaxy clusters.

(telescope,microwave,ground,South Pole,CMB)
Further reading:
SPTSPT 0243-49galaxy
SPT-CLSPT-CL J0546-5345galaxy cluster

Referenced by pages:
CMB Stage-4 (CMB-S4)
Greenland Telescope (GLT)
transition edge sensor (TES)