10-GHz Tenerife cosmic microwave background observations at 8deg. resolution and their analysis using a new maximum entropy method.
The complete set of data from the Tenerife 10 GHz (8 degree FWHM) twin-horn, drift scan experiment is described. These data are affected by both long-term atmospheric baseline drifts and short term noise. A new maximum entropy procedure, utilising the time invariance and spatial continuity of the astronomical signal, is used to achieve a clean separation of these effects from the astronomical signal, and to deconvolve the effects of the beam-switching. We use a fully positive/negative algorithm to produce two-dimensional maps of the intrinsic sky fluctuations. Known discrete sources and Galactic features are identified in the deconvolved map. The data from the 10 GHz experiment, after baseline subtraction with MEM, is then analysed using conventional techniques and new constraints on Galactic emission are made.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- March 1998
- Background Radiation;
- Maximum Entropy Method;
- Data Processing;
- Beam Switching;
- Milky Way Galaxy;
- Space Radiation;
- 11 pages, 10 figures, accepted by MNRAS