MITO: The 2.6 m millimetre telescope at Testa grigia

M. De Petris, E. Aquilini, M. Canonico, L. D'Addio, P. De Bernardis, G. Mainella, A. Mandiello, L. Martinis, S. Masi, B. Melchiorri, M. Perciballi, F. Scaramuzzi

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121 - 132
Number of pages12
JournalNew Astronomy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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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.