MAXIMA Images
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DATA
This power spectrum presents the most recent temperature anisotropy results from MAXIMA, as reported in (Lee et al 2001). The measured power spectrum points are shown with green solid circles and 1 sigma error bars, overlayed on a best-fit spectrum over all multipoles (solid black line). The power spectrum of the map created by the difference of two 150 GHz detectors are shown with black 'x' and 1 sigma error bars. Click here to see .eps, .jpg
This power spectrum presents the most recent temperature anisotropy results from MAXIMA (Lee et al 2001), BOOMERanG (Netterfield et all 2001), DASI (Halverson et al 2001), CBI (Padin et al 2001), and COBE-DMR, as of Nov 2001. All points are shown with 1 sigma error bars. Click here to see .eps, .jpg
This power spectrum presents the most recent temperature anisotropy results from MAXIMA (Lee et al 2001), BOOMERanG (Netterfield et all 2001), DASI (Halverson et al 2001), CBI (Padin et al 2001), and COBE-DMR,as of Nov 2001. All points are shown with 1 sigma error bars, and are overlayed on the best-fit MAXIMA-1 spectrum (Stompor et al 2001). Click here to see .eps, .jpg
Map of CMB anisotropy with 10' resolution from MAXIMA-1. The map is made using data from three 150 GHz and one 240 GHz photometers and contains 15,000 pixels of 5' by 5'. This map is weiner filtered to smooth out pixel-scale noise. The completely unfiltered map shows the same structures.
INSTRUMENT and BALLOON
A successful launch of the MAXIMA payload!
MAXIMA experimentalists posing before the June 15, 1999 launch.
MAXIMA 2 payload on "Tiny Tim", the launch vehicle, and inflating balloon: June 15, 1999
View of Inflating balloon: MAXIMA 2; June 15, 1999
The inside of the receiver. Much of the paneling has been removed to give a clear view. Visible are the horns which channel light to the detectors, which are housed in the circular 'caps' near the bottom of this image. The small boxes in back are the cryogenic preamplifiers.
Wireframe schematic of the MAXIMA Telescope
The 16 element focal plane schematic. MAXIMA uses 16 detectors, operating at 3 different optical frequencies to measure the Cosmic Microwave background.
The physical focal plane. These copper feed horns channel the focused light to the actual detectors

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