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The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges

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The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges. / Kazin, Eyal A.; Sanchez, Ariel G.; Cuesta, Antonio J.; Beutler, Florian; Chuang, Chia-Hsun; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; Manera, Marc; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Percival, Will J.; Prada, Francisco; Ross, Ashley J.; Seo, Hee-Jong; Tinker, Jeremy; Tojeiro, Rita; Xu, Xiaoying; Brinkmann, J.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Nichol, Robert C.; Schlegel, David J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Thomas, Daniel.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 435, No. 1, 11.10.2013, p. 64-86.

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Kazin, EA, Sanchez, AG, Cuesta, AJ, Beutler, F, Chuang, C-H, Eisenstein, DJ, Manera, M, Padmanabhan, N, Percival, WJ, Prada, F, Ross, AJ, Seo, H-J, Tinker, J, Tojeiro, R, Xu, X, Brinkmann, J, Brownstein, JR, Nichol, RC, Schlegel, DJ, Schneider, DP & Thomas, D 2013, 'The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 435, no. 1, pp. 64-86. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt1261

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Kazin, E. A., Sanchez, A. G., Cuesta, A. J., Beutler, F., Chuang, C-H., Eisenstein, D. J., Manera, M., Padmanabhan, N., Percival, W. J., Prada, F., Ross, A. J., Seo, H-J., Tinker, J., Tojeiro, R., Xu, X., Brinkmann, J., Brownstein, J. R., Nichol, R. C., Schlegel, D. J., ... Thomas, D. (2013). The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435(1), 64-86. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt1261

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Kazin EA, Sanchez AG, Cuesta AJ, Beutler F, Chuang C-H, Eisenstein DJ et al. The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2013 Oct 11;435(1):64-86. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt1261

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Kazin, Eyal A. ; Sanchez, Ariel G. ; Cuesta, Antonio J. ; Beutler, Florian ; Chuang, Chia-Hsun ; Eisenstein, Daniel J. ; Manera, Marc ; Padmanabhan, Nikhil ; Percival, Will J. ; Prada, Francisco ; Ross, Ashley J. ; Seo, Hee-Jong ; Tinker, Jeremy ; Tojeiro, Rita ; Xu, Xiaoying ; Brinkmann, J. ; Brownstein, Joel R. ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Schlegel, David J. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Thomas, Daniel. / The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2013 ; Vol. 435, No. 1. pp. 64-86.

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title = "The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges",
abstract = "We analyse the 2D correlation function of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) CMASS sample of massive galaxies of the ninth data release to measure cosmic expansion H and the angular diameter distance DA at a mean redshift of 〈z〉 = 0.57. We apply, for the first time, a new correlation function technique called clustering wedges ξΔμ(s). Using a physically motivated model, the anisotropic baryonic acoustic feature in the galaxy sample is detected at a significance level of 4.7σ compared to a featureless model. The baryonic acoustic feature is used to obtain model-independent constraints cz/H/rs = 12.28 ± 0.82 (6.7 percent accuracy) and DA/rs =  9.05 ± 0.27 (3.0 per cent) with a correlation coefficient of −0.5, where rs is the sound horizon scale at the end of the baryonic drag era. We conduct thorough tests on the data and 600 simulated realizations, finding robustness of the results regardless of the details of the analysis method. Combining this with rs constraints from the cosmic microwave background, we obtain H(0.57) = 90.8 ± 6.2 km s−1 Mpc−1 and DA(0.57) = 1386 ± 45  Mpc. We use simulations to forecast results of the final BOSS CMASS data set. We apply the reconstruction technique on the simulations demonstrating that the sharpening of the anisotropic baryonic acoustic feature should improve the detection as well as tighten constraints of H and DA by ∼30 per cent on average. ",
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T2 - measuring H(z) and D-A(z) at z=0.57 with clustering wedges

AU - Kazin, Eyal A.

AU - Sanchez, Ariel G.

AU - Cuesta, Antonio J.

AU - Beutler, Florian

AU - Chuang, Chia-Hsun

AU - Eisenstein, Daniel J.

AU - Manera, Marc

AU - Padmanabhan, Nikhil

AU - Percival, Will J.

AU - Prada, Francisco

AU - Ross, Ashley J.

AU - Seo, Hee-Jong

AU - Tinker, Jeremy

AU - Tojeiro, Rita

AU - Xu, Xiaoying

AU - Brinkmann, J.

AU - Brownstein, Joel R.

AU - Nichol, Robert C.

AU - Schlegel, David J.

AU - Schneider, Donald P.

AU - Thomas, Daniel

PY - 2013/10/11

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N2 - We analyse the 2D correlation function of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) CMASS sample of massive galaxies of the ninth data release to measure cosmic expansion H and the angular diameter distance DA at a mean redshift of 〈z〉 = 0.57. We apply, for the first time, a new correlation function technique called clustering wedges ξΔμ(s). Using a physically motivated model, the anisotropic baryonic acoustic feature in the galaxy sample is detected at a significance level of 4.7σ compared to a featureless model. The baryonic acoustic feature is used to obtain model-independent constraints cz/H/rs = 12.28 ± 0.82 (6.7 percent accuracy) and DA/rs =  9.05 ± 0.27 (3.0 per cent) with a correlation coefficient of −0.5, where rs is the sound horizon scale at the end of the baryonic drag era. We conduct thorough tests on the data and 600 simulated realizations, finding robustness of the results regardless of the details of the analysis method. Combining this with rs constraints from the cosmic microwave background, we obtain H(0.57) = 90.8 ± 6.2 km s−1 Mpc−1 and DA(0.57) = 1386 ± 45  Mpc. We use simulations to forecast results of the final BOSS CMASS data set. We apply the reconstruction technique on the simulations demonstrating that the sharpening of the anisotropic baryonic acoustic feature should improve the detection as well as tighten constraints of H and DA by ∼30 per cent on average.

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KW - distance scale

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