Mt. Fuji submillimeter-wave telescope

Yutaro Sekimoto, Yuji Arikawa, Yoshiyuki Aso, Hideo Fujiwara, Masafumi Ikeda, Junji Inatani, Tetsuya Ito, Mituhiro Iwata, Kazuhisa Kamegai, Hiroyuki Maezawa, Takashi Noguchi, Masatoshi Ohishi, Tomoharu Oka, Hiroyuki Ozeki, Gaku Saito

研究成果: Conference article査読

3 被引用数 (Scopus)


The Mt. Fuji submillimeter-wave telescope has been operated since November 1998 to survey neutral atomic carbon (CI) toward the Milky Way. It has a 1.2 m main reflector with a surface accuracy of 10 μm in rms. A dual polarization superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) mixer receiver mounted on the Nasmyth focus receives 810/492/345 GHz bands in DSB simultaneously. An acousto-optical spectrometer (AOS) has 1024 channels for 0.8 GHz bandwidth. The telescope was installed with a helicopter and bulldozers at the summit of Mt. Fuji (alt. 3725 m) in July 1998 after a test operation at Nobeyama for a year. It has been remotely operated via a satellite communication from Tokyo or Nobeyama. Atmospheric opacity at Mt. Fuji was 0.4 - 1.0 at 492 GHz in 30% of time and 0.07 - 0.5 at 345 GHz in 60% of time during winter five months. The system noise temperature was typically 1200 K (SSB) at 492 GHz and 500 K (DSB) at 345 GHz. The beam size was measured to be 2.′2 and 3.′1 at 492 and 345 GHz, respectively. We have conducted a large-scale survey of the CI (492 GHz) and CO (3-2:345 GHz) emission from nearby molecular clouds with a total area of 10 square degrees. We describe the telescope system and report the performance obtained in the 1998 winter.

ジャーナルProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
出版ステータスPublished - 2000
イベントRadio Telescopes - Munich, Ger
継続期間: 2000 3月 272000 3月 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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