SILC: Scale-discretised directional wavelet ILC

SILC provides functionality to perform a novel internal linear combination (ILC) algorithm for foreground separation using directional, scale-discretised wavelets –- Scale-discretised, directional wavelet ILC or SILC.

We provide new foreground cleaned maps of the CMB temperature and polarisation anisotropies (as measured by Planck) reconstructed with SILC, which are available here.

SILC relies on the S2LET code to compute fast wavelet transforms of signals on the sphere, and the SSHT and SO3 codes to compute fast harmonic transforms on the sphere and rotation group, respectively.

SILC is not yet publicly available but will be made available in future. Please get in touch in you’re interested in the code.