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BICEP Instrument

Figure 6: BICEP mount. The mount allows the receiver to continuously rotate about the optical axis and scan in both azimuth and elevation. (photo Kiwon Yoon)
BICEP will combine a 20 cm primary aperture, refractive optics, and a polarization-sensitive detector array cooled to 250 mK to achieve 1° and 0.7° beams at 100 GHz and 150 GHz, respectively, over a 20° diameter field-of-view.

More information on the instrument is available in this paper.  

Figure 7: BICEP environmental enclosure and ground shields. (photo Steffen Richter)

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