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Product Name
Angular Power Spectrum
Mission
Maxima

Description

Band powers and uncertainties based on the 5-arcmin data. The first column gives the mean l for each band; the second column gives the band power in that band, <l(l+1)C_l/(2pi)>_band in uK^2; the third column gives the uncertainty in the band power estimate, obtained from the diagonal elements of the inverse of the fisher matrix.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this file contains unorthogonalized band powers, unlike Table 2 of Hanany et al 2001. These are related by a simple linear transformation based on the fisher matrix (see below) as explained, for example, in Bond, R., Jaffe, A. H., and Knox, L., 1998, Phys. Rev. D 57, 2117.


Product Name
Fisher Matrix
Mission
Maxima

Description

The fisher (inverse covariance) matrix for the above band powers. This is a 10x10 symmetric matrix stored "flattened" (column or row major) format. The units are 1/uK^2. See, e.g., Bond, R., Jaffe, A. H., and Knox, L., 1998, Phys. Rev. D 57, 2117.


Product Name
Offset Lognormal Parameters
Mission
Maxima

Description

Parameters needed for the offset lognormal ansatz for the likelihood; see Bond, R., Jaffe, A. H., and Knox, L., 2000, ApJ 533, 19. For each bin, the file gives x_bin in uK^2.


Product Name
L-Bins for Bandpowers
Mission
Maxima

Description

The list of l bins used in calculating the band powers. This file is in the format required for the MADCAP software package.


Product Name
Window Function Uncertainty
Mission
Maxima

Description

Fractional uncertainty in the power in each bin due to the uncertainty in the beam measurement, see Wu, J.H.P. et al., 2001, ApJS, 132, 1. For each band, the columns are the + and -1 sigma fractional errors, respectively.


Product Name
Beam and Pixel Window Function
Mission
Maxima

Description

Parameters needed for the offset lognormal ansatz for the likelihood; see Bond, R., Jaffe, A. H., and Knox, L., 2000, ApJ 533, 19. For each bin, the file gives x_bin in uK^2.

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