- Seminars and Workshops
- Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
R1412 of the Astronomy-Mathematics Building, National Taiwan University
- Speaker Name
Yi-Kuan Chiang [ASIAA]
CSFD: An Improved Milky Way Dust Map
The Schlegel et al. (1998) Galactic dust reddening map, or the so-called SFD map, has been instrumental for observational astronomy, as extinction correction is needed for accurate photometry in the UV, optical, and near-IR. However, it is known that the SFD map is contaminated by the cosmic infrared background (CIB) due to unresolved dusty galaxies in the large-scale structure, and such a systematic can impact a wide range of precision cosmology experiments. In this talk, I will provide a solution to remove the CIB in SFD, which leads to CSFD, a new, full-sky reddening map that traces the Milky Way dust more faithfully and accurately.