The balloon-borne large-aperture submillimeter telescope for polarimetry: BLAST-Pol

@inproceedings{Fissel2010TheBL,
  title={The balloon-borne large-aperture submillimeter telescope for polarimetry: BLAST-Pol},
  author={L. Fissel and P. Ade and F. E. Angil{\`e} and S. Benton and E. Chapin and M. Devlin and N. Gandilo and J. Gundersen and P. Hargrave and D. Hughes and J. Klein and A. Korotkov and G. Marsden and T. Matthews and L. Moncelsi and T. Mroczkowski and C. Netterfield and G. Novak and L. Olmi and E. Pascale and G. Savini and D. Scott and J. Shariff and J. Soler and N. Thomas and M. Truch and C. Tucker and G. Tucker and D. Ward-Thompson and D. Wiebe},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
  year={2010}
}
The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope for Polarimetry (BLAST-Pol) is a suborbital mapping experiment designed to study the role played by magnetic fields in the star formation process. BLAST-Pol is the reconstructed BLAST telescope, with the addition of linear polarization capability. Using a 1.8m Cassegrain telescope, BLAST-Pol images the sky onto a focal plane that consists of 280 bolometric detectors in three arrays, observing simultaneously at 250, 350, and 500μm. The… Expand
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