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The Arcminute Microkelvin Imager*

J. T. L. Zwart, R. W. Barker, P. Biddulph, D. Bly, R. C. Boysen, A. R. Brown, C. Clementson, M. Crofts, T. L. Culverhouse, J. Czeres, R. J. Dace, M. L. Davies, R. D'Alessandro, P. Doherty, K. Duggan, J. A. Ely, M. Felvus, F. Feroz, W. Flynn, T. M. O. Franzen, J. Geisbüsch, R. Génova-Santos, K. J. B. Grainge, W. F. Grainger, D. Hammett, R. E. Hills, M. P. Hobson, C. M. Holler, N. Hurley-Walker, R. Jilley, M. E. Jones, T. Kaneko, R. Kneissl, K. Lancaster, A. N. Lasenby, P. J. Marshall, F. Newton, O. Norris, I. Northrop, D. M. Odell, G. Petencin, J. C. Pober, G. G. Pooley, M. W. Pospieszalski, V. Quy, C. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, R. D. E. Saunders, A. M. M. Scaife, J. Schofield, P. F. Scott, C. Shaw, T. W. Shimwell, H. Smith, A. C. Taylor, D. J. Titterington, M. Velić, E. M. Waldram, S. West, B. A. Wood and G. Yassin

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 391, issue 4, pages 1545-1558
Published in print December 2008 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online December 2008 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
The Arcminute Microkelvin Imager*

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The Arcminute Microkelvin Imager is a pair of interferometer arrays operating with six frequency channels spanning 13.9–18.2 GHz, for observations on angular scales of 30 arcsec–10 arcmin and for declinations greater than −15°; the Small Array has a sensitivity of 30 mJy s−1/2 and the Large Array has a sensitivity of 3 mJy s−1/2. The telescope is aimed principally at Sunyaev–Zel'dovich imaging of clusters of galaxies. We discuss the design of the telescope and describe and explain its electronic and mechanical systems.

Keywords: instrumentation: interferometers; telescopes; galaxies: clusters: general; cosmic microwave background; cosmology: observations; radio continuum: general

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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