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QUaD Centaurus A Calibration Data Release

Product Name
QUAD August 2009 Data
Mission
QUAD
Original Data Source

Description

Based on an analysis of measurements of Centaurus A as described in Zemcov et al. (2009) - arxiv:0908.2431. Please reference this paper in works using these data.

For this release we provide maps of Cen A at 100 and 150 GHz in T, Q and U fully corrected for polarization leakage and polynomial filtering. The QuaD maps follow the IAU polarization convention. Both raw and Richardson-Lucy deconvolved maps (as idealized input to general instrument simulations) are available. Data are provided as standard .fits files with 1.2 arcmin pixel size and calibrated in micro K(CMB); astrometry and other standard meta data is included in the headers. Per pixel uncertainties in the square degree region centered on the source are listed in the third (random uncertainties) and fourth (systematic uncertainties) columns.

QUaD Raw Data Richardson-Lucy Deconvolved Random Uncertainty
(micro K / map pixel)
Systematic Uncertainty
(micro K / map pixel)
QUaD beam convolved 100 GHz QUaD beam deconvolved 100 GHz 220. Not assessed.
QUaD beam convolved 100 GHz QUaD beam deconvolved 100 GHz 146. 89.
QUaD beam convolved 100 GHz QUaD beam deconvolved 100 GHz 129. 110.
QUaD beam convolved 150 GHz QUaD beam deconvolved 150 GHz 210. Not assessed.
QUaD beam convolved 150 GHz QUaD beam deconvolved 150 GHz 72. 72.
QUaD beam convolved 150 GHz QUaD beam deconvolved 150 GHz 79. 93.

If you have any questions regarding this data set or its use please contact Michael Zemcov (mzemcov_at_jpl.nasa.gov).

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