We describe a new ground based telescope dedicated to millimetre cosmological research: MITO, Millimetre and Infrared Testagrigia Observatory. The site and all the instrumental subsystems of the telescope have been chosen to perform high sensitivity measurements for wavelengths ranging from 300 micron to 2 millimetre. The possibility of detecting fluctuations of the Cosmic Microwave Background has been explored for some observational strategies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science
De Petris, M., Aquilini, E., Canonico, M., D'Addio, L., De Bernardis, P., Mainella, G., ... Scaramuzzi, F. (1996). MITO: The 2.6 m millimetre telescope at Testa grigia. New Astronomy, 1(2), 121 - 132. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1384-1076(96)00004-8