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Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe 7-yr constraints on fNL with a fast wavelet estimator

AutorCasaponsa, Biuse ; Barreiro, R. Belén ; Curto, Andrés ; Martínez-González, Enrique ; Vielva, P.
Palabras claveMethods: data analysis
Cosmic background radiation
Fecha de publicaciónmar-2011
Royal Astronomical Society
CitaciónMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 411(3): 2019-2025 (2011)
ResumenA new method to constrain the local non-linear coupling parameter fNL based on a fast wavelet decomposition is presented. Using a multiresolution wavelet adapted to the HEALPix pixelization, we have developed a method that is ∼102 times faster than previous estimators based on isotropic wavelets and ∼103 faster than the KSW bispectrum estimator, at the resolution of theWilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data. The method has been applied to theWMAP7-yrV+Wcombined map, imposing constraints on fNL of−69 < fNL < 65 at the 95 per cent CL. This result has been obtained after correcting for the contribution of the residual point sources which has been estimated to be fNL = 7 ± 6. In addition, a Gaussianity analysis of the data has been carried out using the third-order moments of the wavelet coefficients, finding consistency with Gaussianity. Although the constraints imposed on fNL are less stringent than those found with optimal estimators, we believe that a very fast method, as the one proposed in this work, can be very useful, especially bearing in mind the large amount of data that will be provided by future experiments, such as the Planck satellite. Moreover, the localization of wavelets allows one to carry out analyses on different regions of the sky. As an application, we have separately analysed the two hemispheres defined by the dipolar modulation proposed by Hoftuft et al. We do not find any significant asymmetry regarding the estimated value of fNL in those hemispheres.
Descripción7 páginas, 5 figuras.-- El Pdf del artículo es la versión pre-print: arXiv:1009.0632v2
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17832.x
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