WMAP

WMAP Data Product Images

WMAP Nine-year Paper Figures

Figures from the Nine-Year WMAP papers in a form suitable for use in talks.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

Bennett, et al.
Figures from the paper "Nine-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Final Maps and Results" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
(Individual Images)
Hinshaw, et al.
Figures from the paper "Nine-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Cosmology Results" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
(Individual Images)
WMAP Full-sky Temperature Maps

The images below represent full-sky maps of the cosmic microwave background anisotropy and foreground signal from our galaxy (in red). The 5 frequency maps are constructed from the differential time-ordered observations of the ten WMAP differencing assemblies. Galactic foreground is stongest in K band, weakest in V and W bands.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

K-Band K-Band Map (23 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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Ka-Band Ka-Band Map (33 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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Q-Band Q-Band Map (41 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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V-Band V-Band Map (61 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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W-Band W-Band Map (94 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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WMAP Internal Linear Combination Map

The Internal Linear Combination Map is a weighted linear combination of the five WMAP frequency maps. The weights are computed using criteria which minimize the Galactic foreground contribution to the sky signal. The resultant map provides a low-contamination image of the CMB anisotropy.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

ilc-Band Internal Linear Combination Map
Galactic coordinates,
Mollweide projection
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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WMAP - PLANCK All Sky Comparison

The top image is the WMAP 9 year W-band CMB map and the bottom image is the Planck SMICA CMB map. Both maps are foreground-cleaned, WMAP by subtracting a linear least squares fit to the Planck dust and low-frequency templates.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

wmap_planck WMAP - PLANCK All Sky Comparison
Galactic coordinates,
Mollweide projection Linear scale from -300 to 300 uK
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Links are below for previous releases of WMAP Images:

Seven Years Data Images.

Five Years Data Images.

Three Years Data Images.

First Year Data Images.

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