S-band Polarization All-Sky Survey (S-PASS): survey description and maps

E. Carretti, M. Haverkorn, L. Staveley-Smith, G. Bernardi, B. M. Gaensler, M. J. Kesteven, S. Poppi, S. Brown, R. M. Crocker, C. Purcell, D. H. F. M. Schnitzler, Xiaohui Sun

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We present the S-Band Polarization All Sky Survey (S-PASS), a survey of polarized radio emission over the southern sky at Dec. 3). The largest depolarization areas are in the inner Galaxy, associated with the Sagittarius Arm. We have also computed a rotation measure map combining S-PASS with archival data from theWilkinsonMicrowave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and Planck experiments. A Stokes I map has been generated, with sensitivity limited to the confusion level of 9 mK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2330-2354
Number of pages25
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019


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