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COMAP

(CO Mapping Array Pathfinder)
(high frequency radio telescope to map CO)

COMAP (for CO Mapping Array Pathfinder) is a radio telescope to detect high redshift (z) carbon monoxide looking for the CO(1-0) emission line over the z range of 2.4-to-2.8 and the CO(2-1) line over the z range of 5.8-to-6.7. These will be observed in the 30-34GHz range where they will fall after the redshift. The first phase will be an imaging spectrometer on a 10m telescope located at Owens Valley Radio Observatory. The goal is to map the universe during the epoch of reionization.

COMAP appears to be the present form of the "Carbon Monoxide Mapping Array (COMA)" plan, its name suggesting it is a preliminary version.


(telescope,radio,ground,California,plan,CO)
http://churchgroup.stanford.edu/comap.html
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AAS...22742606C
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/CRAL/projects.html
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/documents/772281/772371/AME_Workshop_2016_Cleary.pdf/1061a125-ac07-4bd8-9a4c-f6533ee3a4e1
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
8.9mm34GHz141μeVbeginCOMAP
10mm30GHz124μeVendCOMAP
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
2.43.60Gpc11.74GlynearestCOMAP
6.74.14Gpc13.51GlyfurthestCOMAP

Referenced by:
Carbon Monoxide Mapping Array (COMA)

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