Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope


The Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope (CAT) was a three-element interferometer for cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB/R) observations at 13 to 17 GHz, based at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory. In 1995, it was the first instrument to measure small-scale structure in the cosmic microwave background. When the more sensitive Very Small Array came online, the CAT telescope was decommissioned in a ceremonial bonfire.

Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope
Cmglee Cambridge MRAO CAT.jpg
Location(s)United Kingdom Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates52°09′58″N 0°02′02″E / 52.166°N 0.034°E / 52.166; 0.034Coordinates: 52°09′58″N 0°02′02″E / 52.166°N 0.034°E / 52.166; 0.034 Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope stylecosmic microwave background experiment
radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope is located in the United Kingdom
Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope
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External linksEdit

  • Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope (CAT) online
  • The first detection of small-scale structure in the cosmic microwave background
  • Press release from 1995 describing first measurements of small-scale structure in the cosmic microwave background
  • The CAT enclosure on Google Maps