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Archeops in-flight performance, data processing, and map making

Macías-Pérez, J. F. and Lagache, G. and Maffei, B. and Ganga, K. and Bourrachot, A. and Ade, P. and Amblard, A. and Ansari, R. and Auborg, E. and Aumont, J. and Bargot, S. and Bartlett, J. and Benoît, A. and Bernard, J.-Ph. and Bhatia, R. and Blanchard, A. and Bock, J. J. and Boscaleri, A. and Bouchet, F. R. and Camus, P. and Cardoso, J.-F. and Couchot, F. and de Bernardis, P. and Delabrouille, J. and Désert, F.-X. and Doré, O. and Douspis, M. and Dumoulin, L. and Dupac, X. and Filliatre, Ph. and Fosalba, P. and Gannaway, F. and Gautier, B. and Giard, M. and Giraud-Héraud, Y. and Gispert, R. and Guglielmi, L. and Hamilton, J.-Ch. and Hanany, S. and Henrot-Versillé, S. and Hristov, V. and Kaplan, J. and Lamarre, J.-M and Lange, A. E. and Madet, K. and Magneville, Ch. and Marrone, D. P. and Masi, S. and Mayet, F. and Murphy, J. A. and Naraghi, F. and Nati, F. and Patanchon, G. and Perdereau, O. and Perrin, G. and Plaszczynski, S. and Piat, M. and Ponthieu, N. and Prunet, S. and Puget, J.-L and Renault, C. and Rosset, C. and Santos, D. and Starobinsky, A. and Strukov, I. and Sudiwala, R. V. and Teyssier, D. and Tristram, M. and Tucker, C. and Vanel, J.-Ch. and Vibert, D. and Wakui, E. and Yvon, D. (2007) Archeops in-flight performance, data processing, and map making. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 467 (3). pp. 1313-1344. ISSN 0004-6361. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20065258.

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Aims. Archeops is a balloon-borne experiment inspired by the Planck satellite and its high frequency instrument (HFI). It is designed to measure the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature anisotropies at high angular resolution (~12 arcmin) over a large fraction of the sky (around 30%) at 143, 217, 353, and 545 GHz. The Archeops 353 GHz channel consists of three pairs of polarized sensitive bolometers designed to detect the polarized diffuse emission of Galactic dust. Methods. In this paper we present an update of the instrumental setup, as well as the flight performance for the last Archeops flight campaign (February 2002 from Kiruna, Sweden). We also describe the processing and analysis of the Archeops time-ordered data for that campaign, which led to measurement of the CMB anisotropy power spectrum in the multipole range ℓ = 10-700 and to the first measurements of both the polarized emission of dust at large angular scales and its power spectra in the multipole range ℓ = 3-70 Results. We present maps covering approximately 30% of the sky. These maps contain Galactic emission, including the Galactic plane, in the four Archeops channels at 143, 217, 353, and 545 GHz and CMB anisotropies at 143 and 217 GHz. These are one of the first sub-degree-resolution maps in the millimeter and submillimeter ranges of the large angular-scale diffuse Galactic dust emission and CMB temperature anisotropies, respectively.

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Additional Information:© 2007 ESO. Received 23 March 2006; accepted 10 January 2007. We would like to pay tribute to the memory of Pierre Faucon who led the CNES team during several difficult and long campaigns. We thank the Russian recovery teams who worked under very harsh conditions to retrieve the precious instrument and data. The Swedish Kiruna Esrange base is warmly thanked for all the help during the launch preparations. We thank the CNES balloon program, Programme National de Cosmologie, and the participating laboratories for financial support. We thank Juan R. Pardo for helping us with atmospheric modeling and Bruno Bézard for planet calibration. The HEALPix package was used throughout the data analysis (Gorski et al. 1999). We thank the anonymous referee for constructive remarks and improvement to the manuscript.
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Official Citation:Archeops in-flight performance, data processing, and map making J. F. Macías-Pérez, G. Lagache, B. Maffei, K. Ganga, A. Bourrachot, P. Ade, A. Amblard, R. Ansari, E. Aubourg, J. Aumont, S. Bargot, J. Bartlett, A. Benoît, J.-Ph. Bernard, R. Bhatia, A. Blanchard, J. J. Bock, A. Boscaleri, F. R. Bouchet, P. Camus, J.-F. Cardoso, F. Couchot, P. de Bernardis, J. Delabrouille, F.-X. Désert, O. Doré, M. Douspis, L. Dumoulin, X. Dupac, Ph. Filliatre, P. Fosalba, F. Gannaway, B. Gautier, M. Giard, Y. Giraud-Héraud, R. Gispert, L. Guglielmi, J.-Ch. Hamilton, S. Hanany, S. Henrot-Versillé, V. Hristov, J. Kaplan, J.-M. Lamarre, A. E. Lange, K. Madet, Ch. Magneville, D. P. Marrone, S. Masi, F. Mayet, J. A. Murphy, F. Naraghi, F. Nati, G. Patanchon, O. Perdereau, G. Perrin, S. Plaszczynski, M. Piat, N. Ponthieu, S. Prunet, J.-L. Puget, C. Renault, C. Rosset, D. Santos, A. Starobinsky, I. Strukov, R. V. Sudiwala, R. Teyssier, M. Tristram, C. Tucker, J.-Ch. Vanel, D. Vibert, E. Wakui and D. Yvon A&A 467 (3) 1313-1344 (2007) DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20065258
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