Design and characterization of a balloon-borne diffraction-limited submillimeter telescope platform for BLAST-TNG

@inproceedings{Lourie2018DesignAC,
  title={Design and characterization of a balloon-borne diffraction-limited submillimeter telescope platform for BLAST-TNG},
  author={Nathan P. Lourie and Francisco E. Angile and Peter C. Ashton and Brian E. Catanzaro and Mark Devlin and Simon Dicker and Joy Didier and Bradley Dober and Laura M. Fissel and Nicholas Galitzki and Sam Gordon and J. R. Klein and Ian Lowe and Philip Daniel Mauskopf and Federico Nati and Giles Novak and L Javier Romualdez and Juan D. Soler and Paul A. Williams},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2018}
}
The Next Generation Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST-TNG) is a submillimeter mapping experiment planned for a 28 day long-duration balloon (LDB) flight from McMurdo Station, Antarctica during the 2018-2019 season. BLAST-TNG will detect submillimeter polarized interstellar dust emission, tracing magnetic fields in galactic molecular clouds. BLAST-TNG will be the first polarimeter with the sensitivity and resolution to probe the ∼0.1 parsec-scale features that are… Expand
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