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Simulated cosmic microwave background maps at 0.5 deg resolution: Basic resultsWe have simulated full-sky maps of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy expected from cold dark matter (CDM) models at 0.5 deg and 1.0 deg angular resolution. Statistical properties of the maps are presented as a function of sky coverage, angular resolution, and instrument noise, and the implications of these results for observability of the Doppler peak are discussed. The rms fluctuations in a map are not a particularly robust probe of the existence of a Doppler peak; however, a full correlation analysis can provide reasonable sensitivity. We find that sensitivity to the Doppler peak depends primarily on the fraction of sky covered, and only secondarily on the angular resolution and noise level. Color plates of the simulated maps are presented to illustrate the anisotropies.
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Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Hinshaw, G.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bennett, C. L.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kogut, A.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters
Volume: 441
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0004-637X
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