Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1980. 18: 489-535
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MEASUREMENTS OF THE COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION

Rainer Weiss 1


Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

MEASUREMENTS OF THE SPECTRUM
(a) Receivers
(b) Antenna
(c) Calibration
(d) Atmospheric Emission and Absorption
(e) Galactic Background Contribution
(f) Summary of the Low Frequency Measurements
(g) High Frequency Observations of the Spectrum

MEASUREMENTS OF THE LARGE ANGULAR SCALE INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION OF THE CBR

LIMITS ON THE LINEAR POLARIZATION OF THE CBR

THE COBE PROJECT

REFERENCES



1 Supported in part by NASA Grant NGR 22-009-526. Back.

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