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Planck Explanatory Supplement (Public Release 1)

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Explanatory supplement

By the Planck Collaboration

  1. Introduction
    1. The Planck mission
    2. The spacecraft
    3. Ground Segment and Operations
    4. Survey scanning and performance
    5. PLA quick start guide
  2. The Instruments
    1. HFI design, qualification, and performance
      1. Cryogenics
      2. Cold optics
      3. Detection chain
      4. Operations
      5. Performance summary
      6. Annexes
    2. LFI design, qualification, and performance
      1. Instrument description
      2. Ground tests
      3. In-flight calibration
      4. Performance summary
      5. Systematic effects
      6. The Sorption Cooler
      7. Annexes
  3. Data processing
    1. HFI Data Processing
      1. Pre-processing
      2. TOI processing
      3. Beams
      4. Map-making
      5. Spectral response
      6. Internal overall validation
      7. Power spectra
      8. Summary of HFI data characteristics
    2. LFI data processing
      1. Pre-processing
      2. TOI processing
      3. Beams
      4. Map-making
      5. Systematic effects uncertainties
      6. Internal overall validation
      7. Power spectra
      8. Summary of LFI data characteristics
    3. HFI/LFI joint data processing
      1. Detector pointing
      2. Compact Source catalogues
      3. Astrophysical component separation
  4. Mission products
    1. Time ordered data
    2. Sky temperature maps
    3. The instrument model
    4. Effective beams
    5. Catalogues: PCCS SZ ERCSC
    6. Sky temperature power spectra
    7. CMB and astrophysical component maps
    8. CMB spectrum and likelihood code
    9. Cosmological parameters
    10. Additional maps: Lensing map
    11. Scientific data used to generate Planck products
    12. Simulation data
    13. Dates of observations
  5. Software utilities
    1. Unit conversion and Colour correction
  6. Operational data
    1. Survey history data
    2. Satellite history data
    3. Planck operational state history
    4. Radiation environment data
  7. Appendix
    1. Glossary
    2. List of acronyms