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A photograph of the QUaD telescope inside its groundshield taken from a crane above the telescope.
Alternative namesQUEST at DASI Edit this at Wikidata
ObservatoryAmundsen–Scott South Pole Station Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s)Antarctic Treaty area
Coordinates90°00′S 139°16′W / 90°S 139.27°W / -90; -139.27Coordinates: 90°00′S 139°16′W / 90°S 139.27°W / -90; -139.27 Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleCosmic microwave background experiment
Radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
QUaD is located in Earth
Location of QUaD

QUaD,[1] an acronym for QUEST at DASI, was a ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization experiment at the South Pole. QUEST (Q and U Extragalactic Sub-mm Telescope) was the original name attributed to the bolometer detector instrument, while DASI is a famous CMB interferometry experiment credited with the first detection of CMB polarization. QUaD used the existing DASI mechanical infrastructure but replaced the DASI interferometric array with a bolometer detector at the end of a cassegrain optical system. The mount has housed the Keck Array since 2011.

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  1. ^ QUaD collaboration (2008). "First season QUaD CMB temperature and polarization power spectra". The Astrophysical Journal. 674 (2008): 22–28. arXiv:0705.2359. Bibcode:2008ApJ...674...22A. doi:10.1086/524922.

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