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Maps

A weiner filtered MAXIMA-1 map, as of 5/9/2000. This is the 5 arcminute pixelization of the Hanany et al publication.

An unfiltered MAXIMA-1 map, as of 5/9/2000. This is the 5 arcminute pixelization of the Hanany et al publication.

Power spectra

An angular power spectrum from MAXIMA-1 in encapsulated postscript format. This plot shows our data in green. The black crosses show the difference data between our detectors. This confirms that we see the same structures with different detectors.

Another power spectrum Showing data from both MAXIMA and BOOMERANG. The black points come from MAXIMA 1 and the red points come from the intial release of BOOMERANG 98 data. Blue points come from COBE. MAXIMA and BOOMERANG have been scaled in overall amplitude for better agreement; this scaling is within the calibration confidence of the two experiments (4% for MAXIMA and 10% for BOOMERANG).

Parameter estimates

likeomtot+logo.ps -- Likelihood for the total density of the universe, Omega, from the analysis of MAXIMA-1 and COBE data. The dashed line is obtained including priors on Omega_b h^2 from BBN nucleosynthesis and on H_0 from HST measurements. The intersections with the horizontal line give the 95% confidence limits.

max+sn+logo.ps -- Likelihood contours in the Omega_m--Omega_lambda plane from the analysis of MAXIMA-1 and COBE data. These are overlaid with the likelihood contours resulting from the analysis of high-redshift supernovae data. The closed contours come from the combined likelihood.

maxima1_Cl_models+logo.ps -- Angular power spectrum from MAXIMA-1. The solid points are the data. The other curves are the theoretical predictions for different cosmological models.

panel+logo.ps -- Likelihood for three cosmological parameters, from the analysis of MAXIMA-1 and COBE data. From top to bottom: the physical baryon density of the universe, Omega_b h^2, the physical cold dark matter density of the universe, Omega_cdm h^2, and the spectral index of primordial scalar fluctuations, n_s. The shaded vertical line in the top panel is the big bang nucleosynthesis constraint. The intersections with the horizontal line give the 95% confidence limits.

Refer to our publications for more details on these figures.

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