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The instrument

General description

NIKA is a prototype camera at the focus of the 30 m IRAM telescope. It measures the continuum emission of astronomical sources at 260 and 150 GHz (the 1 and 2mm bands) simultaneously in a FOV of 2.3 arcminute diameter.

Description of the optics

Description of the cryogenics

Description of the detectors and readout electronics


Calibrating NIKA

Pako sequences

IDL reduction sequences

Observing with NIKA

Pako sequence examples

Quick-look assessment

Pipeline products

Astron8 (last edited 2013-12-17 17:32:58 by NikaBolometer)