Vansyngel Model

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Dec 8 2017, Clem Pryke

Flavien Vansyngel has kindly provided a set of files for a new model based on arxiv/1611.02577. This model includes dust and synchrotron components and becomes CMB-S4 model 09.

Here are plots comparing the full sky to Planck and PySM model a2d4f1s3 (CMB-S4 model 02) in a similar style to previous posting Checking PySM maps. (These plots are in Healpix Q/U convention and can be compared to Planck 2015 paper I fig 8. Planck has been downgraded all the way to nside=16 to suppress noise while the other plots are nearest neighbor sampled from nside=512.) All the plots are on the same +/-15uK color stretch. We see that PySM follows Planck much more closely on the largest scales.

171208 f1a.gif 171208 f1b.gif 171208 f1c.gif

Of course what we are interested in for CMB-S4 is the behavior in clean regions off the galactic plane. Here are zoom plots around the BICEP/Keck region. (These are in celestial coords with IAU Q/U convention. Planck is nside=128 this time.) The color stretch is shown on the y-axis label and is held the same across each Q/U pair.

171208 f2a.gif 171208 f2b.gif 171208 f2c.gif