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The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Sunyaev-Zel'dovich-selected galaxy clusters at 148 GHz in the 2008 survey

Marriage, Tobias A., Acquaviva, Viviana, Ade, Peter A. R., Aguirre, Paula, Amiri, Mandana, Appel, John William, Barrientos, L. Felipe, Battistelli, Elia S., Bond, J. Richard, Brown, Ben, Burger, Bryce, Chervenak, Jay, Das, Sudeep, Devlin, Mark J., Dicker, Simon R., Doriese, W. Bertrand, Dunkley, Joanna, Dünner, Rolando, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fisher, Ryan P., Fowler, Joseph W., Hajian, Amir, Halpern, Mark, Hasselfield, Matthew, Hernández-Monteagudo, Carlos, Hilton, Gene C., Hilton, Matt, Hincks, Adam D., Hlozek, Renée, Huffenberger, Kevin M., Hughes, David Handel, Hughes, John P., Infante, Leopoldo, Irwin, Kent D., Juin, Jean Baptiste, Kaul, Madhuri, Klein, Jeff, Kosowsky, Arthur, Lau, Judy M., Limon, Michele, Lin, Yen-Ting, Lupton, Robert H., Marsden, Danica, Martocci, Krista, Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Menanteau, Felipe, Moodley, Kavilan, Moseley, Harvey, Netterfield, Calvin B., Niemack, Michael D., Nolta, Michael R., Page, Lyman A., Parker, Lucas, Partridge, Bruce, Quintana, Hernan, Reese, Erik D., Reid, Beth, Sehgal, Neelima, Sherwin, Blake D., Sievers, Jon, Spergel, David N., Staggs, Suzanne T., Swetz, Daniel S., Switzer, Eric R., Thornton, Robert, Trac, Hy, Tucker, Carole Elizabeth, Warne, Ryan, Wilson, Grant and Wollack, Ed 2011. The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Sunyaev-Zel'dovich-selected galaxy clusters at 148 GHz in the 2008 survey. Astrophysical Journal 737 (2) , 61. 10.1088/0004-637X/737/2/61

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We report on 23 clusters detected blindly as Sunyaev-ZEL'DOVICH (SZ) decrements in a 148 GHz, 455 deg2 map of the southern sky made with data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope 2008 observing season. All SZ detections announced in this work have confirmed optical counterparts. Ten of the clusters are new discoveries. One newly discovered cluster, ACT-CL J0102–4915, with a redshift of 0.75 (photometric), has an SZ decrement comparable to the most massive systems at lower redshifts. Simulations of the cluster recovery method reproduce the sample purity measured by optical follow-up. In particular, for clusters detected with a signal-to-noise ratio greater than six, simulations are consistent with optical follow-up that demonstrated this subsample is 100% pure. The simulations further imply that the total sample is 80% complete for clusters with mass in excess of 6 × 1014 solar masses referenced to the cluster volume characterized by 500 times the critical density. The Compton y-X-ray luminosity mass comparison for the 11 best-detected clusters visually agrees with both self-similar and non-adiabatic, simulation-derived scaling laws.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: cosmic background radiation; cosmology: observations; galaxies: clusters: general; radio continuum: general; surveys
Publisher: Institute of Physics
ISSN: 0004-637X
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:50

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