FIVE-YEARWILKINSON MICROWAVE ANISOTROPY PROBEOBSERVATIONS: GALACTIC FOREGROUND EMISSION

B. Gold, C. L. Bennett, R. S. Hill, G. Hinshaw, N. Odegard, L. Page, D. N. Spergel, J. L. Weiland, J. Dunkley, M. Halpern, N. Jarosik, A. Kogut (+6 others)
2009 Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series  
We present a new estimate of foreground emission in the WMAP data, using a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method. The new technique delivers maps of each foreground component for a variety of foreground models, error estimates of the uncertainty of each foreground component, and provides an overall goodness-of-fit measurement. The resulting foreground maps are in broad agreement with those from previous techniques used both within the collaboration and by other authors. We find that for WMAP
more » ... ind that for WMAP data, a simple model with power-law synchrotron, free-free, and thermal dust components fits 90% of the sky with a reduced chi-squared of 1.14. However, the model does not work well inside the Galactic plane. The addition of either synchrotron steepening or a modified spinning dust model improves the fit. This component may account for up to 14% of the total flux at Ka-band (33 GHz). We find no evidence for foreground contamination of the CMB temperature map in the 85% of the sky used for cosmological analysis.
doi:10.1088/0067-0049/180/2/265 fatcat:rn2ccveqxrbnbj7texfu6zypce