Angular Power Spectrum of the {\sl COBE\/} DMR Anisotropy

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Session 5 -- Cosmology and Gravitational Lenses
Display presentation, Monday, 9:20-6:30, Heller Lounge Room

[5.12] Angular Power Spectrum of the {\sl COBE\/} DMR Anisotropy

E. Wright (UCLA)

The angular power spectrum estimator developed by Peebles (1973) and Hauser and Peebles (1973) has been modified and applied to the maps produced by the COBE DMR (Smoot et al 1992). The power spectrum of the real sky has been compared to the power spectra of a large number of simulated random skies produced with noise equal to the observed noise and primordial density fluctuation power spectra of power law form, with $P(k) \propto k^n$. The ability of this technique to determine the value of $n$ with $N$ years of DMR data will be estimated.

\noindent The National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) is responsible for the design, development, and operation of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE). Scientific guidance is provided by the COBE Science Working Group. GSFC is also responsible for the development of the analysis software and for the production of the mission data sets.

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