Zodiacal emission is thermal radiation from dust particles inside the Solar System, and is important at high CMB frequencies. The most widely used model for this was derived from COBE-DIRBE data by Kelsall et al. (1998). This project aims to derive a new state-of-the-art zodi model through joint analysis of DIRBE, Planck HFI, and other modern datasets. As a first milestone, we have published Zodipy, a modern Python interface to the Kelsall et al. model.
The Zodiacal emission given the DIRBE Interplanetary dust model as simulated with Zodipy.
First version of stand-alone Zodipy code is available on GitHub
Preliminary Commander code exists in comm_zodi_mod.f90
Open to all interested parties; new collaborators very are very welcome!
- Develop stand-alone Zodipy Python interface to zodiacal emission modelling
- Develop optimized Commander zodi module
- Implement Zodiacal emission parameter Gibbs sampler inside Commander
- Derive and publish new zodi model parameters from Planck HFI, DIRBE,...
- Study model extensions and new zodi components
Related Cosmoglobe projects:
- Mathew Galloway
- Daniel Herman
- Metin San (Coordinatory)
- Duncan Watts
How to get involved:
If you want to get involved, please send Metin San an email