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MAXIMA

(Millimeter Anisotropy Experiment Imaging Array)
(1998-1999 balloon-borne 1.3-meter millimeter telescope)

MAXIMA (for Millimeter Anisotropy Experiment Imaging Array) was a 1.3-meter far infrared telescope with a 16-bolometer-array receiver, flown in a high-altitude balloon over Texas in 1998 and 1999. It mapped the CMB over roughly 1/100 of the celestial sphere, to detect CMB anisotropies.


(CMB,telescope,reflector,microwave,infrared,airborne)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millimeter_Anisotropy_eXperiment_IMaging_Array
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001MmSAI..72..849B/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006RScI...77g1101R/abstract
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
714μm420GHz1.8meVbeginMAXIMA
2.0mm150GHz620μeVendMAXIMA

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