Results from the full sky map of Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect (y-distortion) constructed from full mission Planck HFI public data

CO mask

The CO mask is the minimal mask derived by comparing the fits to CO vs SZ effect in arXiv:1505.00778. It masks strong sources of CO emission, in particular the Galactic molecular clouds at high latitudes which can contaminate the SZ maps and catalogs. The mask covers 14.2% of the sky. See the reference for details.



Galactic+CO masks

fsky=51%
fsky=61%
fsky=60% (apodized 60' Gaussian)



Annotations to the second Planck cluster catalog

This is a ASCII annotated second Planck cluster catalog which retains partial entries from the original catalog and adds new entries identifying the cluster candidate as a molecular cloud or a cluster. The significance of the identification as a cloud or cluster is quantified in chi-square difference with negative values implying the source to be a molecular cloud (CO emission) and positive values for the cluster (SZ effect). The table is sorted according to S/N quoted in the original table. The columns are explained in the README file.

References:

arXiv:1505.00778
This paper described the construction of the mask and classification of the cluster catalog candidates.

arXiv:1505.00781
This accompanying paper uses these results from Planck data together with the SPT cluster catalog to place upper and lower limits on the average y-distortion monopole.

arXiv:1502.01598
Planck clusters paper

arXiv:1409.0850
SPT clusters paper




Last modified: Sun Aug 16 13:22:38 IST 2015