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Projects Archive: MSAM-TopHAT, TopHAT
TopHat is an instrument that has been designed to collect data on the CMBR. Its mission is to study light in the microwave and infrared wavelengths.
The TopHat experiment includes a spinning telescope and a detector system. It will map a 48 degree diameter disk of the sky above the Southern Polar Cap. To accomplish this, the telescope will simply spin at a constant rate about its vertical axis. As the Earth rotates, the entire polar cap will be observed each day.
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