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WMAP Five-year Paper Figures
Figures from the Five-Year WMAP papers in a form suitable for use in talks.

Image Credit: NASA / LAMBDA Archive Team

Hinshaw, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Sky Maps, and Basic Results" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Hill, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Beam Maps and Window from WMAP Data" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Gold, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Galactic Foreground Emission from WMAP Data" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Wright, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Point Source Catalog from WMAP Data" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Nolta, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Angular Power Spectra From WMAP Data" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Dunkley, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Liklihoods, and Parameters" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Komatsu, et al.
Figures from the paper "Five-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Cosmological Interpretation From WMAP Data" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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WMAP Full-sky Temperature Maps
The images below represent full-sky maps of the cosmic microwave background anisotropy and foreground signal from our galaxy (in red). The 5 frequency maps are constructed from the differential time-ordered observations of the ten WMAP differencing assemblies. Galactic foreground is stongest in K band, weakest in V and W bands.

Image Credit: NASA / LAMBDA Archive Team

K-Band K-Band Map (23 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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Ka-Band Ka-Band Map (33 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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Q-Band Q-Band Map (41 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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V-Band V-Band Map (61 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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W-Band W-Band Map (94 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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WMAP CMB Power Spectra
Temperature and polarization power spectra derived from the WMAP Five-year data. Data are represented as points, curves correspond to the best-fit LCDM model, and shaded regions delineate cosmic variance about the model.

Image Credit: NASA / LAMBDA Archive Team

Power Spectra WMAP Five-year TT and TE Power Spectra
See Fig. 13 of Hinshaw et al. (2008)
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Power Spectra WMAP Five-year TT Power Spectrum
compared to recent measurements of ACBAR, Boomerang and CBI.
See Fig. 2 of Nolta et al. (2008)
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Power Spectra WMAP Five-year EE Power Spectrum
compared to recent measurements of Boomerang, CAPMAP, CBI and DASI.
See Fig. 10 of Nolta et al. (2008)
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WMAP Internal Linear Combination Map
The Internal Linear Combination Map is a weighted linear combination of the five WMAP frequency maps. The weights are computed using criteria which minimize the Galactic foreground contribution to the sky signal. The resultant map provides a low-contamination image of the CMB anisotropy.

Image Credit: NASA / LAMBDA Archive Team

W-Band Internal Linear Combination Map
Galactic coordinates,
Mollweide projection
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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W-Band Internal Linear Combination Map
Ecliptic coordinates,
Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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WMAP Foreground Model Maps, 3-color images
Three-color maps from the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) model for the 5 WMAP frequency bands. These maps indicate which emission mechanism dominates as a function of frequency and sky position. Synchrotron is red, free-free is green, and thermal dust is blue.

Image Credit: NASA / LAMBDA Archive Team

W-Band K-Band Map (23 GHz)
Logarithmic scale
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W-Band Ka-Band Map (33 GHz)
Logarithmic scale
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W-Band Q-Band Map (41 GHz)
Logarithmic scale
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W-Band V-Band Map (61 GHz)
Logarithmic scale
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W-Band W-Band Map (94 GHz)
Logarithmic scale
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Links are below for previous releases of WMAP Images:

Three Years Data Images.

First Year Data Images.

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