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Planck early results. VI. The High Frequency Instrument data processing

P.A.R. Ade N. Aghanim 1 R. Ansari 2 M. Arnaud 3 M. Ashdown J. Aumont 1 A.J. Banday 4 M. Bartelmann J.G. Bartlett 5 E. Battaner K. Benabed 6 A. Benoit 7 J.-P. Bernard 4 M. Bersanelli J.J. Bock J.R. Bond J. Borrill F.R. Bouchet 6 F. Boulanger 1 T. Bradshaw M. Bucher 8 J.-F. Cardoso 8, 6, 9 G. Castex 8 A. Catalano 8, 10 A. Challinor A. Chamballu R.-R. Chary X. Chen C. Chiang S. Church D.L. Clements J.-M. Colley 8 S. Colombi 6 F. Couchot 2 A. Coulais 10 C. Cressiot 8 B.P. Crill M. Crook P. de Bernardis J. Delabrouille 11 J.-M. Delouis 6 F.-X. Désert 12 K. Dolag H. Dole 1 O. Doré M. Douspis 1 J. Dunkley G. Efstathiou C. Filliard 2 O. Forni 4 P. Fosalba K. Ganga 8 M. Giard 4 D. Girard 13 Y. Giraud-Héraud 5 R. Gispert 1 K.M. Górski S. Gratton M. Griffin G. Guyot 14 J. Haissinski 2 D. Harrison G. Helou S. Henrot-Versillé 2 C. Hernández-Monteagudo S.R. Hildebrandt 13 R. Hills E. Hivon 6 M. Hobson W.A. Holmes K.M. Huffenberger A.H. Jaffe W.C. Jones J. Kaplan 8 R. Kneissl L. Knox M. Kunz 1 Guilaine Lagache 1 J.-M. Lamarre 10 A.E. Lange A. Lasenby A. Lavabre 2 C.R. Lawrence M. Le Jeune 8 C. Leroy 1, 4 J. Lesgourgues 6 A. Lewis J.F. Macías-Pérez 13 C.J. Mactavish B. Maffei N. Mandolesi R. Mann F. Marleau D.J. Marshall 4 S. Masi T. Matsumura I. Mcauley P. Mcgehee J.-B. Melin 15 C. Mercier 1 Subhabrata Mitra M.-A. Miville-Deschênes 1 A. Moneti 6 L. Montier 4 D. Mortlock A. Murphy F. Nati C.B. Netterfield H.U. Nørgaard-Nielsen C. North F. Noviello 1 D. Novikov S. Osborne F. Pajot 1 G. Patanchon 8 T. Peacocke T.J. Pearson O. Perdereau 2 L. Perotto 13 F. Piacentini M. Piat 8 Stéphane Plaszczynski 2 E. Pointecouteau 4 N. Ponthieu 1 G. Prézeau S. Prunet 6 J.-L. Puget 1 W.T. Reach M. Remazeilles 8 C. Renault 13 A. Riazuelo 6 I. Ristorcelli 4 G. Rocha C. Rosset 8 G. Roudier 8 M. Rowan-Robinson B. Rusholme R. Saha D. Santos 13 G. Savini B.M. Schaefer P. Shellard L. Spencer Jean-Luc Starck 3, 15 V. Stolyarov Radek Stompor 11 R. Sudiwala R. Sunyaev D. Sutton J.-F. Sygnet 6 J.A. Tauber C. Thum 16 J.-P. Torre 1 F. Touze 2 M. Tristram 2 F. van Leeuwen L. Vibert 1 D. Vibert 17 B.D. Wandelt 6 S.D.M. White Helmut Wiesemeyer A. Woodcraft V. Yurchenko D. Yvon 15 A. Zacchei
Abstract : We describe the processing of the 334 billion raw data samples from the High Frequency Instrument (hereafter HFI) which we performed to produce six temperature maps from the first 295 days of Planck-HFI survey data. These maps provide an accurate rendition of the sky emission at 100, 143, 217, 353, 545 and 857GHz with an angular resolution ranging from 9.9 to 4.4 arcmin. The white noise level is around 1.5 microK.degree or less in the 3 main CMB channels (100-217GHz). The photometric accuracy is better than 2% at frequencies lower or equal to 353GHz, and around 7% at the two highest frequencies. The maps created by the HFI Data Processing Centre reach our goals in terms of sensitivity, resolution, and photometric accuracy. They are already sufficiently accurate and well-characterised to allow scientific analyses which are presented in an accompanying series of early papers. At this stage, HFI data appears to be of high quality and we expect that with further refinements of the data processing we should be able to achieve, or exceed, the science goals of the project.
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P.A.R. Ade, N. Aghanim, R. Ansari, M. Arnaud, M. Ashdown, et al.. Planck early results. VI. The High Frequency Instrument data processing. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2011, 536, pp.A6. ⟨10.1051/0004-6361/201116462⟩. ⟨in2p3-00556506⟩

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