The Sunyaev-Zeldovich MITO project

L. D'Alba*, F. Melchiorri, M. De Petris, A. Orlando, L. Lamagna, Y. Rephaeli, S. Colafrancesco, M. Signore, E. Kreysa

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Compton scattering of the cosmic microwave background radiation by electrons in the hot gas in clusters of galaxies - the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (S-Z) effect - has long been recognized as a uniquely important feature, rich in cosmological and astrophysical information. We briefly describe the effect, and emphasize the need for detailed S-Z and X-ray measurements of nearby clusters in order to use the effect as a precise cosmological probe. This is the goal of the MITO project, whose first stage consisted of observations of the S-Z effect in the Coma cluster. We report the results of these observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-335
Number of pages7
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Mar 2001


  • Clusters of galaxies
  • Compton scattering
  • Cosmological parameters


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