COCHISE is a 2.6 meter millimetric telescope devoted to cosmological observations. It is located near the Concordia Station, on the high Antarctic plateau, probably the best site in the world for (sub)millimetric observations. At present time, COCHISE is the largest telescope installed at Concordia: besides the scientific expectations, it is of great interest as a pathfinder for future Antarctic telescopes. The main characteristics of the telescope will be presented, including the scientific goals and the technical aspects related to the use of such an instrument at the extreme conditions of the Antarctic environment. Key aspects of the atmospheric transmission will be also discussed, by showing the preliminary results of site testing experiments.
|Titolo:||COCHISE: Cosmological Observations from Concordia, Antarctica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|