MUSTANG is a 90 GHz bolometer camera built for use as a facility instrument on the 100 m Robert C. Byrd Green Bank radio telescope (GBT). MUSTANG has an 8 by 8 focal plane array of transition edge sensor bolometers read out using time-domain multiplexed SQUID electronics. As a continuum instrument on a large single dish MUSTANG has a combination of high resolution (8) and good sensitivity to extended emission which make it very competitive for a wide range of galactic and extragalactic science. Commissioning finished in January 2008 and some of the first science data have been collected.
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
- Pub Date:
- August 2008
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 9 Pages, 5 figures, Presented at the SPIE conference on astronomical instrumentation in 2008