We describe the TIR telescope: a 2.6 m telescope which can be carried to balloon altitude, to perform far infrared (FIR) and millimetric (mm) observations. The telescope has been optimized for the search of Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR) Anisotropies and of faint, diffuse mm and FIR sources. We illustrate the scientific problems which this system can deal with and the technical solutions which were considered during the project. Flight experience with a smaller (1.2 m) prototype (the ARGO 1989 telescope) is also described.

Melchiorri, F., Boscaleri, A., Cardoni, P., de Bernardis, P., De Ninno, A., De Petris, M., et al. (1991). The TIR project: A balloon telescope for the measurement of CBR anisotropies. ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, 11(2), 261-264 [10.1016/0273-1177(91)90500-J].

The TIR project: A balloon telescope for the measurement of CBR anisotropies

GERVASI, MASSIMO;
1991

Abstract

We describe the TIR telescope: a 2.6 m telescope which can be carried to balloon altitude, to perform far infrared (FIR) and millimetric (mm) observations. The telescope has been optimized for the search of Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR) Anisotropies and of faint, diffuse mm and FIR sources. We illustrate the scientific problems which this system can deal with and the technical solutions which were considered during the project. Flight experience with a smaller (1.2 m) prototype (the ARGO 1989 telescope) is also described.
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Cosmic microwave background, Astronomy: instrumentation
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Melchiorri, F., Boscaleri, A., Cardoni, P., de Bernardis, P., De Ninno, A., De Petris, M., et al. (1991). The TIR project: A balloon telescope for the measurement of CBR anisotropies. ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, 11(2), 261-264 [10.1016/0273-1177(91)90500-J].
Melchiorri, F; Boscaleri, A; Cardoni, P; de Bernardis, P; De Ninno, A; De Petris, M; Epifani, M; Gervasi, M; Guarini, G; Mancini, D; Masi, S; Melchiorri, B; Natale, V; Natali, G; Pedichini, F; Scaramuzzi, F
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