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A MaxBCG catalog of 13,823 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. / Koester, B. P.; McKay, Timothy A.; Annis, James; Wechsler, Risa H.; Evrard, A.; Bleem, L.; Becker, M.; Johnston, D.; Sheldon, Erin S.; Nichol, Robert C.; Miller, Christopher J.; Scranton, Ryan; Bahcall, Neta A.; Barentine, John C.; Brewington, Howard J.; Brinkmann, Jonathan V.; Harvanek, Michael; Kleinman, Scott J.; Krzesinski, Jurek; Long, Daniel C.; Nitta, Atsuko; Schneider, Donald P.; Sneddin, S.; Voges, Wolfgang; York, Donald G.

In: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 660, No. 1, 01.05.2007, p. 239-255.

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Koester, BP, McKay, TA, Annis, J, Wechsler, RH, Evrard, A, Bleem, L, Becker, M, Johnston, D, Sheldon, ES, Nichol, RC, Miller, CJ, Scranton, R, Bahcall, NA, Barentine, JC, Brewington, HJ, Brinkmann, JV, Harvanek, M, Kleinman, SJ, Krzesinski, J, Long, DC, Nitta, A, Schneider, DP, Sneddin, S, Voges, W & York, DG 2007, 'A MaxBCG catalog of 13,823 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 660, no. 1, pp. 239-255. https://doi.org/10.1086/509287

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Koester, B. P., McKay, T. A., Annis, J., Wechsler, R. H., Evrard, A., Bleem, L., Becker, M., Johnston, D., Sheldon, E. S., Nichol, R. C., Miller, C. J., Scranton, R., Bahcall, N. A., Barentine, J. C., Brewington, H. J., Brinkmann, J. V., Harvanek, M., Kleinman, S. J., Krzesinski, J., ... York, D. G. (2007). A MaxBCG catalog of 13,823 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The Astrophysical Journal, 660(1), 239-255. https://doi.org/10.1086/509287

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Koester BP, McKay TA, Annis J, Wechsler RH, Evrard A, Bleem L et al. A MaxBCG catalog of 13,823 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The Astrophysical Journal. 2007 May 1;660(1):239-255. https://doi.org/10.1086/509287

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Koester, B. P. ; McKay, Timothy A. ; Annis, James ; Wechsler, Risa H. ; Evrard, A. ; Bleem, L. ; Becker, M. ; Johnston, D. ; Sheldon, Erin S. ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Miller, Christopher J. ; Scranton, Ryan ; Bahcall, Neta A. ; Barentine, John C. ; Brewington, Howard J. ; Brinkmann, Jonathan V. ; Harvanek, Michael ; Kleinman, Scott J. ; Krzesinski, Jurek ; Long, Daniel C. ; Nitta, Atsuko ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Sneddin, S. ; Voges, Wolfgang ; York, Donald G. / A MaxBCG catalog of 13,823 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. In: The Astrophysical Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 660, No. 1. pp. 239-255.

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title = "A MaxBCG catalog of 13,823 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey",
abstract = "We present a catalog of galaxy clusters selected using the maxBCG red-sequence method from Sloan Digital Sky Survey photometric data. This catalog includes 13,823 clusters with velocity dispersions greater than 400 km s-1 and is the largest galaxy cluster catalog assembled to date. They are selected in an approximately volume-limited way from a 0.5 Gpc3 region covering 7500 deg2 of sky between redshifts 0.1 and 0.3. Each cluster contains between 10 and 190 E/S0 ridgeline galaxies brighter than 0.4L* within a scaled radius R200. The tight relation between ridgeline color and redshift provides an accurate photometric redshift estimate for every cluster. Photometric redshift errors are shown by comparison to spectroscopic redshifts to be small (Δ ≃ 0:01), essentially independent of redshift, and well determined throughout the redshift range. Runs of maxBCG on realistic mock catalogs suggest that the sample is more than 90% pure and more than 85% complete for clusters with masses ≥ 1 x 1014 M⊙. Spectroscopic measurements of cluster members are used to examine line-of-sight projection as a contaminant in the identification of brightest cluster galaxies and cluster member galaxies. Spectroscopic data are also used to demonstrate the correlation between optical richness and velocity dispersion. Comparison to the combined NORAS and REFLEX X-rayYselected cluster catalogs shows that X-rayYluminous clusters are found among the optically richer maxBCG clusters. This paper is the first in a series that will consider the properties of these clusters, their galaxy populations, and their implications for cosmology.",
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RIS

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AU - Koester, B. P.

AU - McKay, Timothy A.

AU - Annis, James

AU - Wechsler, Risa H.

AU - Evrard, A.

AU - Bleem, L.

AU - Becker, M.

AU - Johnston, D.

AU - Sheldon, Erin S.

AU - Nichol, Robert C.

AU - Miller, Christopher J.

AU - Scranton, Ryan

AU - Bahcall, Neta A.

AU - Barentine, John C.

AU - Brewington, Howard J.

AU - Brinkmann, Jonathan V.

AU - Harvanek, Michael

AU - Kleinman, Scott J.

AU - Krzesinski, Jurek

AU - Long, Daniel C.

AU - Nitta, Atsuko

AU - Schneider, Donald P.

AU - Sneddin, S.

AU - Voges, Wolfgang

AU - York, Donald G.

N1 - copyright 2007. The American Astronomical Society

PY - 2007/5/1

Y1 - 2007/5/1

N2 - We present a catalog of galaxy clusters selected using the maxBCG red-sequence method from Sloan Digital Sky Survey photometric data. This catalog includes 13,823 clusters with velocity dispersions greater than 400 km s-1 and is the largest galaxy cluster catalog assembled to date. They are selected in an approximately volume-limited way from a 0.5 Gpc3 region covering 7500 deg2 of sky between redshifts 0.1 and 0.3. Each cluster contains between 10 and 190 E/S0 ridgeline galaxies brighter than 0.4L* within a scaled radius R200. The tight relation between ridgeline color and redshift provides an accurate photometric redshift estimate for every cluster. Photometric redshift errors are shown by comparison to spectroscopic redshifts to be small (Δ ≃ 0:01), essentially independent of redshift, and well determined throughout the redshift range. Runs of maxBCG on realistic mock catalogs suggest that the sample is more than 90% pure and more than 85% complete for clusters with masses ≥ 1 x 1014 M⊙. Spectroscopic measurements of cluster members are used to examine line-of-sight projection as a contaminant in the identification of brightest cluster galaxies and cluster member galaxies. Spectroscopic data are also used to demonstrate the correlation between optical richness and velocity dispersion. Comparison to the combined NORAS and REFLEX X-rayYselected cluster catalogs shows that X-rayYluminous clusters are found among the optically richer maxBCG clusters. This paper is the first in a series that will consider the properties of these clusters, their galaxy populations, and their implications for cosmology.

AB - We present a catalog of galaxy clusters selected using the maxBCG red-sequence method from Sloan Digital Sky Survey photometric data. This catalog includes 13,823 clusters with velocity dispersions greater than 400 km s-1 and is the largest galaxy cluster catalog assembled to date. They are selected in an approximately volume-limited way from a 0.5 Gpc3 region covering 7500 deg2 of sky between redshifts 0.1 and 0.3. Each cluster contains between 10 and 190 E/S0 ridgeline galaxies brighter than 0.4L* within a scaled radius R200. The tight relation between ridgeline color and redshift provides an accurate photometric redshift estimate for every cluster. Photometric redshift errors are shown by comparison to spectroscopic redshifts to be small (Δ ≃ 0:01), essentially independent of redshift, and well determined throughout the redshift range. Runs of maxBCG on realistic mock catalogs suggest that the sample is more than 90% pure and more than 85% complete for clusters with masses ≥ 1 x 1014 M⊙. Spectroscopic measurements of cluster members are used to examine line-of-sight projection as a contaminant in the identification of brightest cluster galaxies and cluster member galaxies. Spectroscopic data are also used to demonstrate the correlation between optical richness and velocity dispersion. Comparison to the combined NORAS and REFLEX X-rayYselected cluster catalogs shows that X-rayYluminous clusters are found among the optically richer maxBCG clusters. This paper is the first in a series that will consider the properties of these clusters, their galaxy populations, and their implications for cosmology.

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JO - The Astrophysical Journal

JF - The Astrophysical Journal

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