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FITS Header

Primary Header

SIMPLE  =                    T / file does conform to FITS standard
BITPIX  =                   32 / number of bits per data pixel
NAXIS   =                    0 / number of data axes
EXTEND  =                    T / FITS dataset may contain extensions
COMMENT   FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format is defined in 'Astronomy
COMMENT   and Astrophysics', volume 376, page 359; bibcode: 2001A&A...376..359H
DATE    = '2003-02-05T00:00:00' /file creation date (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss UT)
OBJECT  = 'ALL-SKY '           / Portion of sky given
COMMENT   This file contains an all-sky Galactic reddening map, E(B-V), based on
COMMENT   the derived reddening maps of Schlegel, Finkbeiner and Davis (1998).
COMMENT   Software and data files downloaded from their website were used to
COMMENT   interpolate their high resolution dust maps onto pixel centers
COMMENT   appropriate for a HEALPix Nside=512 projection in Galactic
COMMENT   coordinates. This file is distributed and maintained by LAMBDA.
REFERENC= 'Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA)      '
REFERENC= '                http://lambda.gsfc.nasa.gov/                        '
REFERENC= 'Maps of Dust Infrared Emission for Use in Estimation of Reddening an'
REFERENC= ' Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Foregrounds',                '
REFERENC= ' Schlegel, Finkbeiner & Davis 1998 ApJ 500, 525                     '
REFERENC= 'Berkeley mirror site for SFD98 data: http://astron.berkeley.edu/dust'
REFERENC= 'Princeton mirror site for SFD98 data:                               '
REFERENC= '                           http://astro/princeton.edu/~schlegel/dust'
REFERENC= 'HEALPix Home Page: http://www.eso.org/science/healpix/              '
RESOLUTN=                    9 / Resolution index
SKYCOORD= 'Galactic'           / Coordinate system
PIXTYPE = 'HEALPIX '           / Pixel algorithm
ORDERING= 'NESTED  '           / Ordering scheme
NSIDE   =                  512 / Resolution parameter
NPIX    =              3145728 / # of pixels
FIRSTPIX=                    0 / First pixel (0 based)
LASTPIX =              3145727 / Last pixel (0 based)
END

Archive Map Table

XTENSION= 'BINTABLE'           /binary table extension
BITPIX  =                    8 /8-bit bytes
NAXIS   =                    2 /2-dimensional binary table
NAXIS1  =                    8 /width of table in bytes
NAXIS2  =              3145728 /number of rows in table
PCOUNT  =                    0 /size of special data area
GCOUNT  =                    1 /one data group (required keyword)
TFIELDS =                    2 /number of fields in each row
COMMENT
COMMENT  *** End of mandatory fields ***
COMMENT
COMMENT
COMMENT  *** Column names ***
COMMENT
TTYPE1  = 'TEMPERATURE'        /label for field   1
COMMENT
COMMENT  *** Column formats ***
COMMENT
TFORM1  = 'E       '           /data format of field: 4-byte REAL
TUNIT1  = 'magnitudes'         /physical unit of field
TTYPE2  = 'N_OBS   '           /label for field   2
TFORM2  = 'E       '           /data format of field: 4-byte REAL
TUNIT2  = 'counts  '           /physical unit of field
EXTNAME = 'Archive Map Table'  /name of this binary table extension
DATE    = '2003-02-05T00:00:00' /Table creation date
PIXTYPE = 'HEALPIX '           /Pixel algorithm
ORDERING= 'NESTED  '           /Ordering scheme
NSIDE   =                  512 /Resolution parameter
FIRSTPIX=                    0 /First pixel (0 based)
LASTPIX =              3145727 /Last pixel (0 based)
COMMENT   The TEMPERATURE field contains E(B-V) in magnitudes.
COMMENT   N_obs is set to 1 for all pixels. The N_obs field is filled
COMMENT    only to provide a format consistent with that used by
COMMENT    WMAP products.
END

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HEASARC Director: Dr. Alan P. Smale
LAMBDA Director: Dr. Eric R. Switzer
NASA Official: Dr. Eric R. Switzer
Web Curator: Mr. Michael R. Greason