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What are the intensity units of the Planck all-sky maps and how do I convert between them?
Posted by Peregrine McGehee on 30 May 2013 10:21 PM

The Planck map products express intensity in three different (and frequency-dependent) forms: K_CMB (thermodynamic temperature),  K_RJ  (antenna temperature, also know as Rayleigh-Jeans temperature), and MJy/sr. The attached memo addresses the definition of these quantities and the conversions between them.



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 ercsc-validation-conversions.pdf (86.56 KB)
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