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Author(s): Addison, Graeme E.; Dunkley, Jo; Hajian, Amir; Viero, Marco; Bond, J Richard; et al

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Abstract: We perform a combined fit to angular power spectra of unresolved infrared (IR) point sources from the Planck satellite (at 217, 353, 545, and 857 GHz, over angular scales 100 less than or similar to l less than or similar to 2200), the Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST; 250, 350, and 500 mu m; 1000 less than or similar to l less than or similar to 9000), and from correlating BLAST and Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT; 148 and 218 GHz) maps. We find that the clustered power over the range of angular scales and frequencies considered is well fitted by a simple power law of the form C-e(clust) alpha l(-n) with n = 1.25 +/- 0.06. While the IR sources are understood to lie at a range of redshifts, with a variety of dust properties, we find that the frequency dependence of the clustering power can be described by the square of a modified blackbody, nu B-beta(nu, T-eff), with a single emissivity index beta = 2.20 +/- 0.07 and effective temperature T-eff = 9.7 K. Our predictions for the clustering amplitude are consistent with existing ACT and South Pole Telescope results at around 150 and 220 GHz, as is our prediction for the effective dust spectral index, which we find to be alpha(150-220) = 3.68 +/- 0.07 between 150 and 220 GHz. Our constraints on the clustering shape and frequency dependence can be used to model the IR clustering as a contaminant in cosmic microwave background anisotropy measurements. The combined Planck and BLAST data also rule out a linear bias clustering model.
Publication Date: 20-Jun-2012
Electronic Publication Date: 4-Jun-2012
Citation: Addison, Graeme E, Dunkley, Joanna, Hajian, Amir, Viero, Marco, Bond, J Richard, Das, Sudeep, Devlin, Mark J, Halpern, Mark, Hincks, Adam D, Hlozek, Renee, Marriage, Tobias A, Moodley, Kavilan, Page, Lyman A, Reese, Erik D, Scott, Douglas, Spergel, David N, Staggs, Suzanne T, Wollack, Edward. (2012). POWER-LAW TEMPLATE FOR INFRARED POINT-SOURCE CLUSTERING. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 752 (10.1088/0004-637X/752/2/120
DOI: doi:10.1088/0004-637X/752/2/120
ISSN: 0004-637X
EISSN: 1538-4357
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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