Influence of Planck foreground masks in the large angular scale quadrant CMB asymmetry

@article{Santos2015InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of Planck foreground masks in the large angular scale quadrant CMB asymmetry},
  author={L B T Santos and Paolo Cabella and Thyrso Villela and W. Zhao},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
The measured CMB angular distribution shows a great consistency with the LCDM model. However, isotropy violations were reported in CMB temperature maps of both WMAP and Planck data. We investigate the influence of different masks employed in the analysis of CMB angular distribution, in particular in the excess of power in the Southeastern quadrant (SEQ) and the lack of power in the Northeastern quadrant (NEQ). We compare the two-point correlation function (TPCF) computed for each quadrant of… 

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