QUIET 1st+2nd Season Galactic Field Data
The QUIET map and mask data are stored in standard HEALPix FITS format.
The QUIET noise covariance matrices are stored in cut-sky format, including only unmasked (Stokes Q and U) pixels. The full matrix can this be represented as a 2x2 block matrix on the form
N = (QQ, QU) (UQ, UU)
Units are thermodynamic microkelvin2
Each matrix is stored in a standard HDF format, containing the following datasets:
The QUIET maps, QUIET+WMAP maps, and associated covariance matrices follow the CMB polarization convention.
For general information on how to read HDF files, see