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CMB/kSZ and Compton-y Maps from 2500 deg² of SPT-SZ and Planck Survey Data

Bleem, L. E. and Crawford, T. M. and Ansarinejad, B. and Benson, B. A. and Bocquet, S. and Carlstrom, J. E. and Chang, C. L. and Chown, R. and Crites, A. T. and de Haan, T. and Dobbs, M. A. and Everett, W. B. and George, E. M. and Gualtieri, R. and Halverson, N. W. and Holder, G. P. and Holzapfel, W. L. and Hrubes, J. D. and Knox, L. and Lee, A. T. and Luong-Van, D. and Marrone, D. P. and McMahon, J. J. and Meyer, S. S. and Millea, M. and Mocanu, L. M. and Mohr, J. J. and Natoli, T. and Omori, Y. and Padin, S. and Pryke, C. and Raghunathan, S. and Reichardt, C. L. and Ruhl, J. E. and Schaffer, K. K. and Shirokoff, E. and Staniszewski, Z. and Stark, A. A. and Vieira, J. D. and Williamson, R. (2022) CMB/kSZ and Compton-y Maps from 2500 deg² of SPT-SZ and Planck Survey Data. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 258 (2). Art. No. 36. ISSN 0067-0049. doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ac35e9.

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We present component-separated maps of the primary cosmic microwave background/kinematic Sunyaev–Zel'dovich (SZ) amplitude and the thermal SZ Compton-y parameter, created using data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) and the Planck satellite. These maps, which cover the ∼2500 deg² of the southern sky imaged by the SPT-SZ survey, represent a significant improvement over previous such products available in this region by virtue of their higher angular resolution 1'.25 for our highest-resolution Compton-y maps) and lower noise at small angular scales. In this work we detail the construction of these maps using linear combination techniques, including our method for limiting the correlation of our lowest-noise Compton-y map products with the cosmic infrared background. We perform a range of validation tests on these data products to test our sky modeling and combination algorithms, and we find good performance in all of these tests. Recognizing the potential utility of these data products for a wide range of astrophysical and cosmological analyses, including studies of the gas properties of galaxies, groups, and clusters, we make these products publicly available at and on the NASA/LAMBDA website.

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Alternate Title:CMB/kSZ and Compton-y Maps from 2500 deg2 of SPT-SZ and Planck Survey Data, CMB/kSZ and Compton-y Maps from 2500 square degrees of SPT-SZ and Planck Survey Data
Additional Information:© 2022. The Author(s). Published by the American Astronomical Society. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received 2021 February 14; revised 2021 September 20; accepted 2021 October 7; published 2022 February 3. We thank the anonymous referee for the insightful comments on this manuscript. The South Pole Telescope program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grants PLR-1248097 and OPP-1852617. Partial support is also provided by the NSF Physics Frontier Center grant PHY- 1125897 to the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, the Kavli Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant GBMF#947 to the University of Chicago. Argonne National Laboratory's work was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under contract DE-AC02-06CH11357. Work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a DOE-OS, HEP User Facility managed by the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, was supported under contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359. The Melbourne authors acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects scheme (DP200101068). The McGill authors acknowledge funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Fonds de recherche du Québec Nature et technologies. The CU Boulder group acknowledges support from NSF AST-0956135. The Munich group acknowledges the support by the ORIGINS Cluster (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy—EXC-2094—390783311), the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Faculty Fellowship Program, and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. J.V. acknowledges support from the Sloan Foundation. This research made use of APLpy, an open-source plotting package for Python (Robitaille & Bressert 2012; Robitaille 2019). Facilities: NSF/US Department of Energy 10 m South Pole Telescope (SPT-SZ) - , Planck - , Herschel Space Observatory (SPIRE) - .
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Kavli FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationGBMF947
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-06CH11357
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-07CH11359
Australian Research CouncilDP200101068
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)UNSPECIFIED
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT)UNSPECIFIED
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenUNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Cosmic background radiation; Large-scale structure of the universe; Galaxy clusters
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Classification Code:Unified Astronomy Thesaurus concepts: Cosmic background radiation (317); Large-scale structure of the universe (902); Galaxy clusters (584)
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Official Citation:L. E. Bleem et al 2022 ApJS 258 36
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