Wide-field lensing mass maps from DES Science Verification Data
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We present a mass map reconstructed from weak gravitational lensing shear measurements over 139 deg 2 from the Dark Energy Survey science verification data. The mass map probes both luminous and dark matter, thus providing a tool for studying cosmology. We find good agreement between the mass map and the distribution of massive galaxy clusters identified using a red-sequence cluster finder. Potential candidates for superclusters and voids are identified using these maps. We measure the cross-correlation between the mass map and a magnitude-limited foreground galaxy sample and find a detection at the 6.8σ level with 20 arc min smoothing. These measurements are consistent with simulated galaxy catalogs based on N -body simulations from a cold dark matter model with a cosmological constant. This suggests low systematics uncertainties in the map. We summarize our key findings in this Letter; the detailed methodology and tests for systematics are presented in a companion paper.
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jul 2015|
Accepted author manuscript (Post-print), 435 KB, PDF document
Licence: CC BY