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Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure. / Comparat, Johan; Kneib, Jean-Paul; Escoffier, Stephanie; Zoubian, Julien; Ealet, Anne; Lamareille, Fabrice; Mostek, N.; Steele, Oliver; Aubourg, Eric; Bailey, Stephen; Bolton, Adam S.; Brownstein, Joel; Dawson, Kyle; Ge, Jian; Ilbert, Olivier; Leauthaud, Alexie; Maraston, Claudia; Percival, Will; Ross, Nicholas P.; Schimd, Carlo; Schlegel, David J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Thomas, Daniel; Tinker, Jeremy L.; Weaver, Benjamin A.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 428, No. 2, 11.01.2013, p. 1498-1517.

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Comparat, J, Kneib, J-P, Escoffier, S, Zoubian, J, Ealet, A, Lamareille, F, Mostek, N, Steele, O, Aubourg, E, Bailey, S, Bolton, AS, Brownstein, J, Dawson, K, Ge, J, Ilbert, O, Leauthaud, A, Maraston, C, Percival, W, Ross, NP, Schimd, C, Schlegel, DJ, Schneider, DP, Thomas, D, Tinker, JL & Weaver, BA 2013, 'Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 428, no. 2, pp. 1498-1517. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sts127

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Comparat, J., Kneib, J-P., Escoffier, S., Zoubian, J., Ealet, A., Lamareille, F., Mostek, N., Steele, O., Aubourg, E., Bailey, S., Bolton, A. S., Brownstein, J., Dawson, K., Ge, J., Ilbert, O., Leauthaud, A., Maraston, C., Percival, W., Ross, N. P., ... Weaver, B. A. (2013). Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 428(2), 1498-1517. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sts127

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Comparat J, Kneib J-P, Escoffier S, Zoubian J, Ealet A, Lamareille F et al. Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2013 Jan 11;428(2):1498-1517. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sts127

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Comparat, Johan ; Kneib, Jean-Paul ; Escoffier, Stephanie ; Zoubian, Julien ; Ealet, Anne ; Lamareille, Fabrice ; Mostek, N. ; Steele, Oliver ; Aubourg, Eric ; Bailey, Stephen ; Bolton, Adam S. ; Brownstein, Joel ; Dawson, Kyle ; Ge, Jian ; Ilbert, Olivier ; Leauthaud, Alexie ; Maraston, Claudia ; Percival, Will ; Ross, Nicholas P. ; Schimd, Carlo ; Schlegel, David J. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Thomas, Daniel ; Tinker, Jeremy L. ; Weaver, Benjamin A. / Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2013 ; Vol. 428, No. 2. pp. 1498-1517.

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title = "Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure",
abstract = "The baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) feature in the power spectrum of galaxies provides a standard ruler to probe the accelerated expansion of the Universe. The current surveys covering a comoving volume sufficient to unveil the BAO scale are limited to redshift z ≲ 0.7. In this paper, we study several galaxy selection schemes aiming at building an emission-line galaxy (ELG) sample in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 1.7 that would be suitable for future BAO studies using the Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) spectrograph on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) telescope. We explore two different colour selections using both the SDSS and the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHT-LS) photometry in the u, g, r and i bands and evaluate their performance selecting luminous ELGs. From about 2000 ELGs, we identified a selection scheme that has a 75 per cent redshift measurement efficiency. This result confirms the feasibility of massive ELG surveys using the BOSS spectrograph on the SDSS telescope for a BAO detection at z ∼ 1, in particular the proposed eBOSS experiment, which plans to use the SDSS telescope to combine the use of the BAO ruler with redshift space distortions using ELGs and quasars in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 2.2. ",
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author = "Johan Comparat and Jean-Paul Kneib and Stephanie Escoffier and Julien Zoubian and Anne Ealet and Fabrice Lamareille and N. Mostek and Oliver Steele and Eric Aubourg and Stephen Bailey and Bolton, {Adam S.} and Joel Brownstein and Kyle Dawson and Jian Ge and Olivier Ilbert and Alexie Leauthaud and Claudia Maraston and Will Percival and Ross, {Nicholas P.} and Carlo Schimd and Schlegel, {David J.} and Schneider, {Donald P.} and Daniel Thomas and Tinker, {Jeremy L.} and Weaver, {Benjamin A.}",
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RIS

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AU - Kneib, Jean-Paul

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AU - Zoubian, Julien

AU - Ealet, Anne

AU - Lamareille, Fabrice

AU - Mostek, N.

AU - Steele, Oliver

AU - Aubourg, Eric

AU - Bailey, Stephen

AU - Bolton, Adam S.

AU - Brownstein, Joel

AU - Dawson, Kyle

AU - Ge, Jian

AU - Ilbert, Olivier

AU - Leauthaud, Alexie

AU - Maraston, Claudia

AU - Percival, Will

AU - Ross, Nicholas P.

AU - Schimd, Carlo

AU - Schlegel, David J.

AU - Schneider, Donald P.

AU - Thomas, Daniel

AU - Tinker, Jeremy L.

AU - Weaver, Benjamin A.

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N2 - The baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) feature in the power spectrum of galaxies provides a standard ruler to probe the accelerated expansion of the Universe. The current surveys covering a comoving volume sufficient to unveil the BAO scale are limited to redshift z ≲ 0.7. In this paper, we study several galaxy selection schemes aiming at building an emission-line galaxy (ELG) sample in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 1.7 that would be suitable for future BAO studies using the Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) spectrograph on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) telescope. We explore two different colour selections using both the SDSS and the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHT-LS) photometry in the u, g, r and i bands and evaluate their performance selecting luminous ELGs. From about 2000 ELGs, we identified a selection scheme that has a 75 per cent redshift measurement efficiency. This result confirms the feasibility of massive ELG surveys using the BOSS spectrograph on the SDSS telescope for a BAO detection at z ∼ 1, in particular the proposed eBOSS experiment, which plans to use the SDSS telescope to combine the use of the BAO ruler with redshift space distortions using ELGs and quasars in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 2.2.

AB - The baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) feature in the power spectrum of galaxies provides a standard ruler to probe the accelerated expansion of the Universe. The current surveys covering a comoving volume sufficient to unveil the BAO scale are limited to redshift z ≲ 0.7. In this paper, we study several galaxy selection schemes aiming at building an emission-line galaxy (ELG) sample in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 1.7 that would be suitable for future BAO studies using the Baryonic Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) spectrograph on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) telescope. We explore two different colour selections using both the SDSS and the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHT-LS) photometry in the u, g, r and i bands and evaluate their performance selecting luminous ELGs. From about 2000 ELGs, we identified a selection scheme that has a 75 per cent redshift measurement efficiency. This result confirms the feasibility of massive ELG surveys using the BOSS spectrograph on the SDSS telescope for a BAO detection at z ∼ 1, in particular the proposed eBOSS experiment, which plans to use the SDSS telescope to combine the use of the BAO ruler with redshift space distortions using ELGs and quasars in the redshift range 0.6 < z < 2.2.

KW - cosmology: observations

KW - large-scale structure of Universe

KW - galaxies: abundances

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