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Dark Energy Survey year 3 results: three-point shear correlations and mass aperture moments

Secco, L. F., Jarvis, M., Jain, B., Chang, C., Gatti, M., Frieman, J., Adhikari, S., Alarcon, A., Amon, A., Bechtol, K., Becker, M.?R., Bernstein, G. M., Blazek, J., Campos, A., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Choi, A., Cordero, J., DeRose, J., Dodelson, S., Doux, C., Drlica-Wagner, A., Everett, S., Giannini, G., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Harrison, I. ORCID:, Hartley, W. G., Herner, K., Krause, E., MacCrann, N., McCullough, J., Myles, J., Navarro-Alsina, A., Prat, J., Rollins, R. P., Samuroff, S., Sánchez, C., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Sheldon, E., Troxel, M. A., Zeurcher, D., Aguena, M., Andrade-Oliveira, F., Annis, J., Bacon, D., Bertin, E., Bocquet, S., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Crocce, M., da Costa, L. N., Pereira, M. E. S., De Vicente, J., Diehl, H. T., Doel, P., Eckert, K., Ferrero, I., Flaugher, B., Friedel, D., García-Bellido, J., Gutierrez, G., Hinton, S. R., Hollowood, D. L., Honscheid, K., Huterer, D., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Morgan, R., Muir, J., Paz-Chinchón, F., Pieres, A., Plazas Malagón, A. A., Rodriguez-Monroy, M., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., To, C. and Weller, J. 2022. Dark Energy Survey year 3 results: three-point shear correlations and mass aperture moments. Physical Review D 105 (10) , 103537. 10.1103/PhysRevD.105.103537

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We present high signal-to-noise measurements of three-point shear correlations and the third moment of the mass aperture statistic using the first 3 years of data from the Dark Energy Survey. We additionally obtain the first measurements of the configuration and scale dependence of the four three-point shear correlations which carry cosmological information. With the third-order mass aperture statistic, we present tomographic measurements over angular scales of 4 to 60 arcminutes with a combined statistical significance of 15.0 σ . Using the tomographic information and measuring also the second-order mass aperture, we additionally obtain a skewness parameter and its redshift evolution. We find that the amplitudes and scale-dependence of these shear 3pt functions are in qualitative agreement with measurements in a mock galaxy catalog based on N-body simulations, indicating promise for including them in future cosmological analyses. We validate our measurements by showing that B-modes, parity-violating contributions and PSF modeling uncertainties are negligible, and determine that the measured signals are likely to be of astrophysical and gravitational origin.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: American Physical Society
ISSN: 2470-0010
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 January 2023
Date of Acceptance: 26 April 2022
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 03:07

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