Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe DR2
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TT Power Spectra (includes binned version)
The 3-yr TT power spectrum is produced by combining the Maximum Likelihood estimated spectrum from l = 2-10 with the pseudo-Cl based cross-power spectra for l > 10. The pseudo-Cl estimate uses only V- and W-band data, with a uniform pixel weight applied for l≤500 and "Nobs" weights for l > 500. A total of 153 individual cross-power spectra are formed from the three individual years of data and six V- and W-band differencing assemblies.
The complete (unbinned) TT power spectrum data are provided as an ASCII table containing the following columns:
The diagonal elements provide an estimate of the error, but should not be used as exact error bars. The complete Fisher matrix should be used for that purpose.
A binned version of the power spectrum is also available, in a separate file whose format and content are similar to those described above for the unbinned data. The choice of l bins is the same as that used in e.g., Figure 16 of Hinshaw et al. (see below).