Determining foreground contamination in cosmic microwave background observations: Diffuse galactic emission in the MAXIMA-I field

  title={Determining foreground contamination in cosmic microwave background observations: Diffuse galactic emission in the MAXIMA-I field},
  author={Andrew H. Jaffe and Amedeo Balbi and J. Richard Bond and Julian Borrill and Pedro G. Ferreira and Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Shaul Hanany and A. T. Lee and Bahman Rabii and Paul L. Richards and George F. Smoot and Radek Stompor and Celeste D. Winant and J. H. P. Wu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) can be contaminated by diffuse foreground emission from sources such as Galactic dust and synchrotron radiation. In these cases, the morphology of the contaminating source is known from observations at different frequencies, but not its amplitude at the frequency of interest for the CMB. We develop a technique for accounting for the effects of such emission in this case, and for simultaneously estimating the foreground amplitude in the CMB… 

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