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ID: 693793.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey of SDSS-III
Authors:Dawson, K. S.; Schlegel, D. J.; Ahn, C. P.; Anderson, S. F.; Aubourg, E.; Bailey, S.; Barkhouser, R. H.; Bautista, J. E.; Beifiori, A.; Berlind, A. A.; Bhardwaj, V.; Bizyaev, D.; Blake, C. H.; Blanton, M. R.; Blomqvist, M.; Bolton, A. S.; Borde, A.; Bovy, J.; Brandt, W. N.; Brewington, H.; Brinkmann, J.; Brown, P. J.; Brownstein, J. R.; Bundy, K.; Busca, N. G.; Carithers, W.; Carnero, A. R.; Carr, M. A.; Chen, Y.; Comparat, J.; Connolly, N.; Cope, F.; Croft, R. A. C.; Cuesta, A. J.; da Costa, L. N.; Davenport, J. R. A.; Delubac, T.; de Putter, R.; Dhital, S.; Ealet, A.; Ebelke, G. L.; Eisenstein, D. J.; Escoffier, S.; Fan, X.; Filiz Ak, N.; Finley, H.; Font-Ribera, A.; Genova-Santos, R.; Gunn, J. E.; Guo, H.; Haggard, D.; Hall, P. B.; Hamilton, J.-C.; Harris, B.; Harris, D. W.; Ho, S.; Hogg, D. W.; Holder, D.; Honscheid, K.; Huehnerhoff, J.; Jordan, B.; Jordan, W. P.; Kauffmann, G.; Kazin, E. A.; Kirkby, D.; Klaene, M. A.; Kneib, J.-P.; Le Goff, J.-M.; Lee, K.-G.; Long, D. C.; Loomis, C. P.; Lundgren, B.; Lupton, R. H.; Maia, M. A. G.; Makler, M.; Malanushenko, E.; Malanushenko, V.; Mandelbaum, R.; Manera, M.; Maraston, C.; Margala, D.; Masters, K. L.; McBride, C. K.; McDonald, P.; McGreer, I. D.; Mena, O.; Miralda-Escude, J.; Montero-Dorta, A. D.; Montesano, F.; Muna, D.; Myers, A. D.; Naugle, T.; Nichol, R. C.; Noterdaeme, P.; Olmstead, M. D.; Oravetz, A.; Oravetz, D. J.; Owen, R.; Padmanabhan, N.; Palanque-Delabrouille, N.; Pan, K.; Parejko, J. K.; Paris, I.; Percival, W. J.; Perez-Fournon, I.; Perez-Rafols, I.; Petitjean, P.; Pfaffenberger, R.; Pforr, J.; Pieri, M. M.; Prada, F.; Price-Whelan, A. M.; Raddick, M. J.; Rebolo, R.; Rich, J.; Richards, G. T.; Rockosi, C. M.; Roe, N. A.; Ross, A. J.; Ross, N. P.; Rossi, G.; Rubino-Martin, J. A.; Samushia, L.; Sanchez, A. G.; Sayres, C.; Schmidt, S. J.; Schneider, D. P.; Scoccola, C. G.; Seo, H.-J.; Shelden, A.; Sheldon, E.; Shen, Y.; Shu, Y.; Slosar, A.; Smee, S. A.; Snedden, S. A.; Stauffer, F.; Steele, O.; Strauss, M. A.; Suzuki, N.; Swanson, M. E. C.; Tal, T.; Tanaka, M.; Thomas, D.; Tinker, J. L.; Tojeiro, R.; Tremonti, C. A.; Vargas Magana, M.; Verde, L.; Viel, M.; Wake, D. A.; Watson, M.; Weaver, B. A.; Weinberg, D. H.; Weiner, B. J.; West, A. A.; White, M.; Wood-Vasey, W. M.; Yeche, C.; Zehavi, I.; Zhao, G.-B.; Zheng, Z.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2013
Title of Journal:The Astronomical Journal
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:id. 10 (41 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) is designed to measure the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in the clustering of matter over a larger volume than the combined efforts of all previous spectroscopic surveys of large scale structure. BOSS uses luminous galaxies to measure BAO to redshifts z<0.7 and observations of neutral hydrogen in the Lyman alpha forest in quasar spectra to constrain BAO over the redshift range 2.15<z<3.5. Early results from BOSS include the first detection of the large-scale three-dimensional clustering of the Lyman alpha forest and a strong detection from the Data Release 9 data set of the BAO in the clustering of massive galaxies at an effective redshift z = 0.57. We project that BOSS will yield measurements of the angular diameter distance d_A to an accuracy of 1.0% at redshifts z=0.3 and z=0.57 and measurements of H(z) to 1.8% and 1.7% at the same redshifts. Forecasts for Lyman alpha forest constraints predict a measurement of an overall dilation factor that scales the highly degenerate D_A(z) and H^{-1}(z) parameters to an accuracy of 1.9% at z~2.5 when the survey is complete. Here, we provide an overview of the selection of spectroscopic targets, planning of observations, and analysis of data and data quality of BOSS.
Free Keywords:Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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