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14 January, 2006 - 9:20 AM

Coordinated Instruments for Source Detection and Characterization

Grant Wilson (University of Massachusetts)

In this talk I will describe the projected capabilities of a set of instruments designed to make coordinated measurements of the submm galaxy population. AzTEC is a 144 element bolometer camera designed to survey fields and detect submm galaxies in the 1.1mm band. In June of 2005 AzTEC completed a successful engineering run at the JCMT. The instrument then returned to the JCMT in October for a series of science programs which should result in a set of catalogs of the submm galaxy population which span a wide range of environments. SPEED is a 4 pixel photometer which uses frequency selective bolometers to observe in four colors simultaneously in each pixel (for a total of 16 detectors). SPEED's band centers are 2.1mm, 1.4mm, 1.1mm, and 0.85mm. Because each color is observed through the same optics, the relative calibration of the four bands should be excellent. SPEED is under construction now with a planned deployment to the HHT in 2006. These two instruments will eventually be installed at the LMT as facility instruments.

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