AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 55. Cosmological Parameters and the Early Universe
Oral, Thursday, January 13, 2000, 10:00-11:30am, Regency VII

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[55.04] A Measurement of the Angular Power Spectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background with BOOMERANG

B. P. Crill (California Institute of Technology), BOOMERANG Collaboration

Measurements of the characteristic size and amplitude of sub-degree anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background provide powerful constraints on models of formation and evolution of structure in the universe. BOOMERANG is a balloon-borne millimeter wave telescope and receiver designed to map anisotropies in the CMB with 10 arcminute resolution. The bolometric receiver has 16 channels at four frequencies:90, 150, 240, and 400 GHz. Launched on December 28, 1998, BOOMERANG made a 10.5 day circumnavigation of the Antarctic at 120,000 feet, where it mapped approximately 1500 square degrees of the sky. Here I report preliminary results from this flight.

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