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measurements of anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background radiation at 0.5 deg angular scales near the star gamma ursae minorisWe present results from a four-frequency observation of a 6 deg x 0.6 deg strip of the sky centered near the star Gamma Ursae Minoris (GUM) during the fourth flight of the Millimeter-wave Anistropy experiment(MAX). The observation was made with a 1.4 deg peak-to-peak sinusoidal chop in all bands. The FWHM beam sizes were 0.55 deg +/- 0.05 deg at 3.5 per cm and 0.75 deg +/- 0.05 deg at 6, 9, and 14 per cm. During this observation significant correlated structure was observed at 3.5, 6 and 9 per cm with amplitudes similar to those observed in the GUM region during the second and third fligts of MAX. The frequency spectrum is consistent with cosmic microwave background (CMB) and inconsistent with thermal emission from interstellar dust. The extrapolated amplitudes of synchrotron and free-free emission are too small to account for the amplitude of the observed structure, If all of the structure is attributed to CMB anisotropy with a Gaussian autocorrelation function and a coherence angle of 25 min, then the most probable values of delta T/T(sub CMB) in the 3.5, 6 and 9 per cm bads are (4.3 +2.7/-1.6) x 10(exp -5), 2.8 (+4.3/-1/1) x 10(exp -5), and 3.5 (+3.0/-1.6) x 10(exp -5) (95% confidence upper and lower limits), respectively.
Document ID
19950030893
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Devlin, M. J.
(Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA United States)
Clapp, A. C.
(Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA United States)
Gundersen, J. O.
(Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, CA United States)
Hagmann, C. A.
(Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA United States)
Hristov, V. V.
(Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA United States)
Lange, A. E.
(Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA United States)
Lim, M. A.
(Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, CA United States)
Lubin, P. M.
(Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, CA United States)
Mauskopf, P. D.
(Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, CA United States)
Meinhold, P. R.
(Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
July 20, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: The Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters
Volume: 430
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0004-637X
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1062
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF AST-91-20005
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1221
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