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The angular power spectrum measurement of the Galactic synchrotron emission in two fields of the TGSS survey

Choudhuri, Samir and Bharadwaj, Somnath and Ali, Saiyad SK and Roy, Nirupam and Intema, Huib T and Ghosh, Abhik (2017) The angular power spectrum measurement of the Galactic synchrotron emission in two fields of the TGSS survey. In: MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 470 (1). L11-L15.

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Characterizing the diffuse Galactic synchrotron emission at arcminute angular scales is needed to reliably remove foregrounds in cosmological 21-cm measurements. The study of this emission is also interesting in its own right. Here, we quantify the fluctuations of the diffuse Galactic synchrotron emission using visibility data for two of the fields observed by the TIFR GMRT Sky Survey. We have used the 2D Tapered Gridded Estimator to estimate the angular power spectrum (C-l) from the visibilities. We find that the sky signal, after subtracting the point sources, is likely dominated by the diffuse Galactic synchrotron radiation across the angular multipole range 240 <= l less than or similar to 500. We present a power-law fit, C-l = A x (1000/l)(beta), to the measured C-l over this l range. We find that (A, beta) have values (356 +/- 109mK(2), 2.8 +/- 0.3) and (54 +/- 26mK(2), 2.2 +/- 0.4) in the two fields. For the second field, however, there is indication of a significant residual point source contribution and for this field we interpret the measured C-l as an upper limit for the diffuse Galactic synchrotron emission. While in both fields the slopes are consistent with earlier measurements, the second field appears to have an amplitude that is considerably smaller compared to similar measurements in other parts of the sky.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the OXFORD UNIV PRESS, GREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2017 09:18
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 05:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57936

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