QUIJOTE Experiment. Results

The Perseus molecular complex

Large observing programme (200h, taken during Dec-2012 to Apr-2013), on an area covering 200 deg2 around the Perseus molecular complex (see Génova Santos et al. 2015). This is one of the brightest AME regions on sky (Watson et al. 2005; Planck Collaboration 2011). Also covering the California nebula or NGC1499 (HII region, a null polarization control region). Final integration time of 3300s/beam, yielding ~30mJy/beam in Q, U maps.

There is no polarization detection in the region, and our measurements are used to set constraints on different models of AME.