Volume 563, March 2014
|Number of page(s)||17|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||17 March 2014|
Joint Planck and WMAP CMB map reconstruction⋆
1 Laboratoire AIM, UMR CEA-CNRS-Paris 7, Irfu, SAp/SEDI, Service d’Astrophysique, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France
2 Laboratoire d’astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Observatoire de Sauverny, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
Received: 26 July 2013
Accepted: 23 January 2014
We present a novel estimate of the cosmological microwave background (CMB) map by combining the two latest full-sky microwave surveys: WMAP nine-year and Planck PR1. The joint processing benefits from a recently introduced component separation method coined“local-generalized morphological component analysis” (LGMCA) and based on the sparse distribution of the foregrounds in the wavelet domain. The proposed estimation procedure takes advantage of the IRIS 100 μm as an extra observation on the galactic center for enhanced dust removal. We show that this new CMB map presents several interesting aspects: i) it is a full sky map without using any inpainting or interpolating method; ii) foreground contamination is very low; iii) the Galactic center is very clean with especially low dust contamination as measured by the cross-correlation between the estimated CMB map and the IRIS 100 μm map; and iv) it is free of thermal SZ contamination.
Key words: cosmic background radiation / methods: data analysis / methods: statistical
Appendix is available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org
© ESO, 2014
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