Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT)
CMB Power Spectral 2008 Data
The ACT temperature power spectra are computed at 148 GHz and 218 GHz. Three spectra are given, for 148x148, 148x218, and 218x218.
The spectra are computed from four contiguous patches that together cover an area of 296 sq degrees in the Southern sky. They are estimated from 2008 ACT data, which is split into subsets to make four maps. Only cross-spectra of these maps are used in the final estimate. Errors are estimated using an analytic prescription.
The spectra are binned, and are each given in a separate file with the following columns:
-the mean multipole moment l
These spectra are for use for plotting purposes. For statistical comparison to a theory Cl, the theory Cls should be convolved with bandpower window functions. The raw data Cls and window functions can be found in the ACT likelihood tarball.
Version v2a1 (September 2010) - first ACT 2008 release