Pre-HEAT

Submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from dome a, antarctica

C. A. Kulesa, Christopher K Walker, M. Schein, D. Golish, N. Tothill, P. Siegel, S. Weinreb, G. Jones, J. Bardin, K. Jacobs, C. L. Martin, J. Storey, M. Ashley, J. Lawrence, D. Luong-Van, J. Everett, L. Wang, L. Feng, Z. Zhu, J. Yan & 12 others J. Yang, X. G. Zhang, X. Cui, X. Yuan, J. Hu, Z. Xu, Z. Jiang, H. Yang, Y. Li, B. Sun, W. Qin, Z. Shang

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Abstract

Pre-HEAT is a 20 cm aperture submillimeter-wave telescope with a 660 GHz (450 micron) Schottky diode heterodyne receiver and digital FFT spectrometer for the Plateau Observatory (PLATO) developed by the University of New South Wales. In January 2008 it was deployed to Dome A, the summit of the Antarctic plateau, as part of a scientific traverse led by the Polar Research Institute of China and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dome A may be one of the best sites in the world for ground based Terahertz astronomy, based on the exceptionally cold, dry and stable conditions which prevail there. Pre-HEAT is measuring the 450 micron sky opacity at Dome A and mapping the Galactic Plane in the 13CO J=6-5 line, constituting the first submillimeter measurements from Dome A. It is field-testing many of the key technologies for its namesake - a successor mission called HEAT: the High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz telescope. Exciting prospects for submillimeter astronomy from Dome A and the status of Pre-HEAT will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

Other

OtherGround-based and Airborne Telescopes II
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/086/28/08

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Site Testing
Antarctica
Dome
Domes
Antarctic regions
domes
Testing
Astronomy
astronomy
Telescopes
Telescope
plateaus
telescopes
Submillimeter waves
Opacity
Wales
Heterodyne
submillimeter waves
fast Fourier transformations
Observatories

Keywords

  • Antarctic astronomy
  • Heterodyne receiver
  • Interstellar medium
  • Site testing
  • Star formation
  • Submillimeter instrumentation
  • Terahertz spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Kulesa, C. A., Walker, C. K., Schein, M., Golish, D., Tothill, N., Siegel, P., ... Shang, Z. (2008). Pre-HEAT: Submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from dome a, antarctica. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7012). [701249] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789741

Pre-HEAT : Submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from dome a, antarctica. / Kulesa, C. A.; Walker, Christopher K; Schein, M.; Golish, D.; Tothill, N.; Siegel, P.; Weinreb, S.; Jones, G.; Bardin, J.; Jacobs, K.; Martin, C. L.; Storey, J.; Ashley, M.; Lawrence, J.; Luong-Van, D.; Everett, J.; Wang, L.; Feng, L.; Zhu, Z.; Yan, J.; Yang, J.; Zhang, X. G.; Cui, X.; Yuan, X.; Hu, J.; Xu, Z.; Jiang, Z.; Yang, H.; Li, Y.; Sun, B.; Qin, W.; Shang, Z.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7012 2008. 701249.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kulesa, CA, Walker, CK, Schein, M, Golish, D, Tothill, N, Siegel, P, Weinreb, S, Jones, G, Bardin, J, Jacobs, K, Martin, CL, Storey, J, Ashley, M, Lawrence, J, Luong-Van, D, Everett, J, Wang, L, Feng, L, Zhu, Z, Yan, J, Yang, J, Zhang, XG, Cui, X, Yuan, X, Hu, J, Xu, Z, Jiang, Z, Yang, H, Li, Y, Sun, B, Qin, W & Shang, Z 2008, Pre-HEAT: Submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from dome a, antarctica. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7012, 701249, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, Marseille, France, 6/23/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789741
Kulesa CA, Walker CK, Schein M, Golish D, Tothill N, Siegel P et al. Pre-HEAT: Submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from dome a, antarctica. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7012. 2008. 701249 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789741
Kulesa, C. A. ; Walker, Christopher K ; Schein, M. ; Golish, D. ; Tothill, N. ; Siegel, P. ; Weinreb, S. ; Jones, G. ; Bardin, J. ; Jacobs, K. ; Martin, C. L. ; Storey, J. ; Ashley, M. ; Lawrence, J. ; Luong-Van, D. ; Everett, J. ; Wang, L. ; Feng, L. ; Zhu, Z. ; Yan, J. ; Yang, J. ; Zhang, X. G. ; Cui, X. ; Yuan, X. ; Hu, J. ; Xu, Z. ; Jiang, Z. ; Yang, H. ; Li, Y. ; Sun, B. ; Qin, W. ; Shang, Z. / Pre-HEAT : Submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from dome a, antarctica. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7012 2008.
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