MAX3 Mu Pegasi Documentation

The file "max3mp.dat" contains the Mu Pegasi observation binned data from the third flight of the Millimeter-wave Anisotropy eXperiment (MAX3). The analysis is described in detail in Meinhold et al. 1993, Ap. J. 409, L1.

There are three bands centered at 6, 9, and 12 cm-1. The 12cm-1 band is included as a veto for interstellar dust; it should not be included in any CMBR analysis.

There are 7 columns and 21 rows in the file. In column 1, positive is in the direction of positive azimuth. Temperatures are in antenna temperature difference units. To convert from antenna temperature differences to CMBR temperature differences, scale by

Band (cm-1) Scale
6 2.3
9 5.6
12 20.5

Column Description Number format
1 Angle from center of scan (degrees) real
2 6 cm-1 band (microKelvin) real
3 6 cm-1 band variance (microKelvin) real
4 9 cm-1 band (microKelvin) real
5 9 cm-1 band variance (microKelvin) real
6 12 cm-1 band (microKelvin) real
7 12 cm-1 band variance (microKelvin) real
Please direct questions or comments to Peter Meinhold.