(Concordia Atmospheric SPectroscopy of Emitted Radiation)
Spectrometer devoted to measurements of atmospheric emission in the spectral region between 180 microns and 3 mm (3÷55cm-1) proposed to be installed at Dome C in Antarctica at Concordia Italian-french base.
The existing instrument version designed to explore a more limited spectral region (90÷450 GHz or 3÷15cm−1) is already developed and it has operated successfully in the Alps co-aligned with the optical axis of the 2.6-m in diameter telescope of MITO (Millimetre and Infrared Testagrigia Observatory, Italy).
CASPER2 is composed of a:
Preliminary observations of CASPER2 were performed at MITO, with logistical support provided by Sezione IFSI/INAF di Torino, now Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino.
Sunrise at MITO
“Atmospheric monitoring in the mm and sub-mm bands for cosmological observations: CASPER2”
De Petris M., De Gregori S., B. Decina, L. Lamagna and J.R. Pardo.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 425, 222–230 (2012)
“Millimetre and submillimetre atmospheric performance at Dome C combining radiosoundings and ATM synthetic spectra”
De Gregori S., M. De Petris, B. Decina, L. Lamagna, J.R. Pardo, B. Petkov, C. Tomasi and L. Valenziano
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 425, Issue 222 (2012)
“Site-testing and continuous atmospheric monitoring at mm wavelength band with CASPER2”
Decina B., S. De Gregori, M. De Petris and L. Lamagna
EAS Publications Series Volume 40, (2010) 3rd ARENA Conference on "An Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA (Dome C, Antarctica)"
“CASPER: Concordia Atmospheric SPectroscopy of Emitted Radiation”
De Petris M., A. Catalano, S. De Gregori, L. Lamagna, V. Lattanzi, G. Luzzi, R. Maoli, A. Melchiorri, F. Melchiorri, G. Savini, G. G. Vetrani, E.S. Battistelli, L. Valenziano, N. Mandolesi, F. Villa, F. Cuttaia, P.A.R. Ade, Mauskopf, A. Orlando, P. Encrenaz, J.R. Pardo and J. Cernicharo
“Dome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting” Toulose July 2004 M.Giard, F.Casoli and F.Paletou (eds) EAS Publications Series, 14 (2005) 233-238
Gruppo di Cosmologia Sperimentale G31
Millimetre & Infrared Testa grigia Observatory
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