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The C-Band All-Sky Survey (C-BASS): design and capabilities

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Jones, Michael E. [1] ; Taylor, Angela C. [1] ; Aich, Moumita [2] ; Copley, C. J. [1, 3] ; Chiang, H. Cynthia [2] ; Davis, R. J. [4] ; Dickinson, C. [4] ; Grumitt, R. D. P. [1] ; Hafez, Yaser [5] ; Heilgendorff, Heiko M. [2] ; Holler, C. M. [1, 6] ; Irfan, M. O. [4, 7] ; Jew, Luke R. P. [1] ; John, J. J. [1] ; Jonas, J. [3] ; King, O. G. [8, 1] ; Leahy, J. P. [4] ; Leech, J. [1] ; Leitch, E. M. [8] ; Muchovej, S. J. C. [8] ; Pearson, T. J. [8] ; Peel, M. W. [4, 9] ; Readhead, A. C. S. [8] ; Sievers, Jonathan [2] ; Stevenson, M. A. [8] ; Zuntz, J. [4, 1, 10]
Total Authors: 26
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Oxford, Subdept Astrophys, Denys Wilkinson Bldg, Keble Rd, Oxford OX1 3RH - England
[2] Univ KwaZulu Natal, Astrophys & Cosmol Res Unit, Sch Math Stat & Comp Sci, Westville Campus, Private Bag X54001, ZA-4000 Durban - South Africa
[3] Rhodes Univ, Dept Phys & Elect, Drostdy Rd, ZA-6139 Grahamstown - South Africa
[4] Univ Manchester, Sch Phys & Astron, Ctr Astrophys, Jodrell Bank, Manchester M13 9PL, Lancs - England
[5] King Abdulaziz City Sci & Technol, Riyadh 11442 - Saudi Arabia
[6] Munich Univ Appl Sci, Lothstr 34, D-80335 Munich - Germany
[7] CEA Saclay, Serv Astrophys, SAp SEDI, Lab CosmoStat, AIM, UMR CEA CNRS Paris 7 Irfu, Gif Sur Yvette - France
[8] CALTECH, Pasadena, CA 91125 - USA
[9] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis, Dept Fis Matemat, Rua Matao 1371, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[10] Univ Edinburgh, Inst Astron, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, Midlothian - Scotland
Total Affiliations: 10
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 480, n. 3, p. 3224-3242, NOV 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 12
Abstract

The C-Band All-Sky Survey (C-BASS) is an all-sky full-polarization survey at a frequency of 5 GHz, designed to provide complementary data to the all-sky surveys of WMAP and Planck, and future CMB B-mode polarization imaging surveys. The observing frequency has been chosen to provide a signal that is dominated by Galactic synchrotron emission, but suffers little from Faraday rotation, so that the measured polarization directions provide a good template for higher frequency observations, and carry direct information about the Galactic magnetic field. Telescopes in both northern and southern hemispheres with matched optical performance are used to provide all-sky coverage from a ground-based experiment. A continuous-comparison radiometer and a correlation polarimeter on each telescope provide stable imaging properties such that all angular scales from the instrument resolution of 45 arcmin up to full sky are accurately measured. The northern instrument has completed its survey and the southern instrument has started observing. We expect that C-BASS data will significantly improve the component separation analysis of Planck and other CMB data, and will provide important constraints on the properties of anomalous Galactic dust and the Galactic magnetic field. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/19936-1 - BINGO: an ultra-sensitive survey of hydrogen and radio continuum emission to measure the dark universe
Grantee:Michael William Peel
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/19425-0 - BINGO: an ultra-sensitive survey of hydrogen and radio continuum emission to measure the dark universe
Grantee:Michael William Peel
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers