Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe
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Point Source Variability Table
This table lists flux densities for each year of the WMAP mission for each of the 390 sources in the five year WMAP point source catalog. For each source, the yearly flux variation with respect to the 5-year mean flux was obtained by fitting a Gaussian to the (individual year minus 5-year) difference map for each year 1-5. The position of the Gaussian is fixed to the source position in the five year catalog and the width of the Gaussian is fixed to the beam width. The only free parameters are the Gaussian peak brightness and the baselevel. The table lists yearly flux densities obtained by adding the 5-year mean flux to the yearly flux variation. The errors listed are uncertainties in the yearly flux variation from the Gaussian fitting, and do not include uncertainty in the 5-year mean flux. Thus the error values can be used with year-to-year flux differences to estimate the significance of variability. For bands in which a 5-year flux is not listed in the point source catalog, the yearly fluxes and errors in this table are set to zero.