AzTEC is a mm-wavelength bolometric camera utilizing 144 silicon nitride micromesh detectors. Here, we describe the AzTEC instrument architecture and its use as an astronomical instrument. We report on several performance metrics measured during a three-month observing campaign at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and conclude with our plans for AzTEC as a facility instrument on the Large Millimetre Telescope.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2008
- instrumentation: detectors;
- galaxies: high redshift;
- galaxies: starburst;
- 13 pages, 15 figures, accepted for publication in Monthly Notices