Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST)

Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST)

This page provides access to the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) archive.

BLAST is a 2-m telescope that has conducted a series of sub-mm imaging surveys at wavelengths 250--500 um, starting in 2005. Built and flown by a collaboration of universities from Canada, the USA, the UK and Mexico, the telescope initially used a prototype of the SPIRE camera for the Herschel satellite, but since 2010 it has had unique polarimetry capabilities added.

To search for public data products, use the Search link at the left.

Acknowledgements

When citing data provided by this archive, please refer to the 'ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS' header comments in any FITS files that have been used.