All-sky Galactic radiation at 45 MHz and spectral index between 45 and 408 MHz⋆
A. E. Guzmán1, J. May1, H. Alvarez1 and K. Maeda2
Departamento de Astronomía, Universidad de Chile,
2 Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan
Accepted: 27 October 2010
Aims. We study the Galactic large-scale synchrotron emission by generating a reliable all-sky spectral index map and temperature map at 45 MHz.
Methods. We use our observations, the published all-sky map at 408 MHz, and a bibliographical compilation to produce a map corrected for zero-level offset and extragalactic contribution.
Results. We present full sky maps of the Galactic emission at 45 MHz and the Galactic spectral index between 45 and 408 MHz with an angular resolution of 5°. The spectral index varies between 2.1 and 2.7, reaching values below 2.5 at low latitude because of thermal free-free absorption and its maximum in the zone next to the Northern Spur.
Key words: Galaxy: structure / radio continuum: ISM / radiation mechanisms: non-thermal / ISM: magnetic fields / cosmic rays
The 45 GHz map in FITS format is only available in electronic form at CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (184.108.40.206) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/525/A138
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