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The clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the first semester of BOSS data

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The clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the first semester of BOSS data. / White, Martin; Blanton, M.; Bolton, A.; Schlgel, D.; Tinker, J.; Berlind, A.; Da Costa, L.; Kazin, E.; Lin, Y.-T.; Maia, M.; McBride, C. K.; Padmanabhan, N.; Parejko, J.; Percival, Will; Prada, F.; Ramos, B.; Sheldon, E.; De Simoni, F.; Skibba, R.; Thomas, Daniel Georg; Wake, D.; Zehavi, I.; Zheng, Z.; Nichol, Bob; Schneider, Donald P.; Strauss, Michael A.; Weaver, B. A.; Weinberg, David H.

In: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 728, No. 2, 20.02.2011, p. 126-135.

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White, M, Blanton, M, Bolton, A, Schlgel, D, Tinker, J, Berlind, A, Da Costa, L, Kazin, E, Lin, Y-T, Maia, M, McBride, CK, Padmanabhan, N, Parejko, J, Percival, W, Prada, F, Ramos, B, Sheldon, E, De Simoni, F, Skibba, R, Thomas, DG, Wake, D, Zehavi, I, Zheng, Z, Nichol, B, Schneider, DP, Strauss, MA, Weaver, BA & Weinberg, DH 2011, 'The clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the first semester of BOSS data', The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 728, no. 2, pp. 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/126

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White, M., Blanton, M., Bolton, A., Schlgel, D., Tinker, J., Berlind, A., Da Costa, L., Kazin, E., Lin, Y-T., Maia, M., McBride, C. K., Padmanabhan, N., Parejko, J., Percival, W., Prada, F., Ramos, B., Sheldon, E., De Simoni, F., Skibba, R., ... Weinberg, D. H. (2011). The clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the first semester of BOSS data. The Astrophysical Journal, 728(2), 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/126

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White M, Blanton M, Bolton A, Schlgel D, Tinker J, Berlind A et al. The clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the first semester of BOSS data. The Astrophysical Journal. 2011 Feb 20;728(2):126-135. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/126

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White, Martin ; Blanton, M. ; Bolton, A. ; Schlgel, D. ; Tinker, J. ; Berlind, A. ; Da Costa, L. ; Kazin, E. ; Lin, Y.-T. ; Maia, M. ; McBride, C. K. ; Padmanabhan, N. ; Parejko, J. ; Percival, Will ; Prada, F. ; Ramos, B. ; Sheldon, E. ; De Simoni, F. ; Skibba, R. ; Thomas, Daniel Georg ; Wake, D. ; Zehavi, I. ; Zheng, Z. ; Nichol, Bob ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Strauss, Michael A. ; Weaver, B. A. ; Weinberg, David H. / The clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the first semester of BOSS data. In: The Astrophysical Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 728, No. 2. pp. 126-135.

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abstract = "We calculate the real- and redshift-space clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 using the first semester of data by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). We study the correlation functions of a sample of 44,000 massive galaxies in the redshift range 0.4 < z < 0.7. We present a halo-occupation distribution modeling of the clustering results and discuss the implications for the manner in which massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 occupy dark matter halos. The majority of our galaxies are central galaxies living in halos of mass 1013 h –1 M ☉, but 10% are satellites living in halos 10 times more massive. These results are broadly in agreement with earlier investigations of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5. The inferred large-scale bias (b sime 2) and relatively high number density ({\=n} = 3 x10-4,h3Mpc3) imply that BOSS galaxies are excellent tracers of large-scale structure, suggesting BOSS will enable a wide range of investigations on the distance scale, the growth of large-scale structure, massive galaxy evolution, and other topics.",
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AU - Da Costa, L.

AU - Kazin, E.

AU - Lin, Y.-T.

AU - Maia, M.

AU - McBride, C. K.

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AU - Parejko, J.

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AU - Skibba, R.

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AU - Wake, D.

AU - Zehavi, I.

AU - Zheng, Z.

AU - Nichol, Bob

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AU - Strauss, Michael A.

AU - Weaver, B. A.

AU - Weinberg, David H.

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N2 - We calculate the real- and redshift-space clustering of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 using the first semester of data by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). We study the correlation functions of a sample of 44,000 massive galaxies in the redshift range 0.4 < z < 0.7. We present a halo-occupation distribution modeling of the clustering results and discuss the implications for the manner in which massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5 occupy dark matter halos. The majority of our galaxies are central galaxies living in halos of mass 1013 h –1 M ☉, but 10% are satellites living in halos 10 times more massive. These results are broadly in agreement with earlier investigations of massive galaxies at z ~ 0.5. The inferred large-scale bias (b sime 2) and relatively high number density (n̄ = 3 x10-4,h3Mpc3) imply that BOSS galaxies are excellent tracers of large-scale structure, suggesting BOSS will enable a wide range of investigations on the distance scale, the growth of large-scale structure, massive galaxy evolution, and other topics.

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