aski: full-sky lensing map-making algorithms

C. Pichon, E. Thiébaut, S. Prunet, K. Benabed, S. Colombi, T. Sousbie, R. Teyssier
<span title="2010-01-11">2010</span> <i title="Oxford University Press (OUP)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</a> </i> &nbsp;
Within the context of upcoming full-sky lensing surveys, the edge-preserving non- linear algorithm Aski is presented. Using the framework of Maximum A Posteriori inversion, it aims at recovering the full-sky convergence map from surveys with masks. It proceeds in two steps: CCD images of crowded galactic fields are deblurred using automated edge-preserving deconvolution; once the reduced shear is estimated, the convergence map is also inverted via an edge- preserving method. For the deblurring,
more &raquo; ... it is found that when the observed field is crowded, this gain can be quite significant for realistic ground-based surveys when both positivity and edge-preserving penalties are imposed during the iterative deconvolution. For the convergence inversion, the quality of the reconstruction is investigated on noisy maps derived from the horizon N-body simulation, with and without Galactic cuts, and quantified using one-point statistics, power spectra, cluster counts, peak patches and the skeleton. It is found that the reconstruction is able to interpolate and extrapolate within the Galactic cuts/non-uniform noise; its sharpness-preserving penalization avoids strong biasing near the clusters of the map; it reconstructs well the shape of the PDF as traced by its skewness and kurtosis; the geometry and topology of the reconstructed map is close to the initial map as traced by the peak patch distribution and the skeleton's differential length; the two-points statistics of the recovered map is consistent with the corresponding smoothed version of the initial map; the distribution of point sources is also consistent with the corresponding smoothing, with a significant improvement when edge preserving prior is applied. The contamination of B-modes when realistic Galactic cuts are present is also investigated. Leakage mainly occurs on large scales.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="">doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15609.x</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="">fatcat:ecj2naoddvhrtabymqm5y7h5ki</a> </span>
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