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Combined Analysis of the Three MSAM1 Flights:

"New CMB Power Spectrum Constraints from MSAM 1," G.W. Wilson, L. Knox, S. Dodelson, K. Coble, E.S. Cheng, D.A. Cottingham, D.J. Fixsen, A.B. Goldin, C.A. Inman, M.S. Kowitt, S.S. Meyer, L.A. Page, J.L. Puchalla, J.E. Ruhl, R. F. Silverberg. Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal. Preprint available from astro-ph. Click here for a pdf version of this paper.

Results from the third flight of MSAM1:

"Detection of Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy by the Third Flight of MSAM,'' E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, A. B. Goldin, C. A. Inman, L. Knox, M. S. Kowitt, S. S. Meyer, J. L. Puchalla, J. E. Ruhl, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 488 L59 (1997). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Cross-calibration of brightness temperatures of planets for calibration:

"Whole Disk Observations of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in Millimeter-Submillimeter Bands,'' A. B. Goldin, M. S. Kowitt, E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, C. A. Inman, S. S. Meyer, J. L. Puchalla, J. E. Ruhl, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 488 L161 (1997). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Limits on Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in the Coma cluster at 0.5 deg angular scale:

"Millimeter/Sub-Millimeter Search for the Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect in the Coma Cluster,'' R. F. Silverberg, E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, C. A. Inman, M. S. Kowitt, S. S. Meyer, L. A. Page, J. L. Puchalla, and Y. Rephaeli, Ap.J. 485 22 (1997). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Discussion of the compact bright features observed in the June 1992 flight of MSAM 1:

"A Detection of Bright Features in the Microwave Background,'' M. S. Kowitt, E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, C. A. Inman, S. S. Meyer, L. A. Page, J. L. Puchalla, J. E. Ruhl, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 482 17 (1997). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Statistical comparison showing detailed consistency of results from June 1992 and June 1994 flights of MSAM 1:

"A CMBR Measurement Reproduced: A Statistical Comparison of MSAM 1992 and 1994 Results,'' C. A. Inman, E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, M. S. Kowitt, S. S. Meyer, L. A. Page, J. L. Puchalla, J. E. Ruhl, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 478 L1 (1997). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Engineering design and operational concept for Tophat:

"The TopHat series of top mounted balloon-borne telescopes,'' N. Martin, M. Amato, M. Buchko, R. Farley, M. Frigaard, J. Generie, M. McGinnis, R. Kristensen, J. Polny, and R. Dame, in ``Space Telescopes and Instruments IV,'' P. Y. Bely and J. B. Breckinridge, eds., Proc. SPIE 2807 86 (1996).

Description of the 300 mK 3He refrigerator used in FIRS and MSAM 1:

"A High Capacity 0.23 K 3He Refrigerator for Balloon-borne Payloads,'' E. S. Cheng, S. S. Meyer, and L. A. Page, RSI 67 4008 (1996).

Description of MSAM 1 instrument:

"A Balloon-Borne Millimeter-Wave Telescope for Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Measurements,'' D. J. Fixsen, E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, W. C. Folz, C. A. Inman, M. S. Kowitt, S. S. Meyer, L. A. Page, J. L. Puchalla, J. E. Ruhl, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 470 63 (1996). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Description of frequency selective bolometers:

"Frequency Selective Bolometers,'' M. S. Kowitt, D. J. Fixsen, A. Goldin, and S. S. Meyer, Appl. Opt. 35 5630 (1996).
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First results from June 1994 flight of MSAM 1:

"MSAM1-94: Repeated Measurement of Medium-Scale Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, '' E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, C. A. Inman, M. S. Kowitt, S. S. Meyer, L. A. Page, J. L. Puchalla, J. E. Ruhl, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 456 L71 (1996). Preprint available from astro-ph.

The MSAM2 bolometers:

"Monolithic Silicon Bolometers as Sensitive MM-Wave Detectors,'' J.-W. Zhou, K. Farooqui, P. T. Timbie, G. W. Wilson, C. A. Allen, S. H. Moseley, and D. B. Mott, IEEE Digest MTT-5 1347 (1995).

Overview of the MSAM/Tophat program:

"The MSAM/TopHat Program of Anisotropy Measurements,'' M. S. Kowitt et al., Astrophys. Lett. Commun. 32 273 (1995).

Another overview of the program:

"The MSAM/TopHat Program for Measuring the CMBR Anisotropy,'' E. S. Cheng, in J. L. Sanz et al., eds., Present and Future of the Cosmic Microwave Background, Lecture Notes in Physics 429 76 (New York: Springer-Verlag) (1994).

First results from the June 1992 flight of MSAM 1:

"A Measurement of the Medium-Scale Anisotropy in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, '' E. S. Cheng, D. A. Cottingham, D. J. Fixsen, C. A. Inman, M. S. Kowitt, S. S. Meyer, L. A. Page, J. L. Puchalla, and R. F. Silverberg, Ap.J. 422 L37 (1994). Preprint available from astro-ph.

Considerations in reading out the MSAM 2 bolometers:

"Issues in the Readout of FIR and mm-Wave Bolometers for Astrophysical Applications,'' P. T. Timbie, J.-W. Zhou, K. Farooqui, and G. Wilson, SPIE 2226 1 (1994).

Description of the filters used in MSAM 1:

"Millimeter-submillimeter wavelength filter system,'' L. A. Page, E. S. Cheng, B. Golubovic, J. Gundersen, and S. S. Meyer, Appl.Opt. 33 1 (1994).

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