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2010ApJ...709..832G - Astrophys. J., 709, 832-850 (2010/February-1)

SHELS: testing weak-lensing maps with redshift surveys.


Abstract (from CDS):

Weak-lensing surveys are emerging as an important tool for the construction of "mass-selected" clusters of galaxies. We evaluate both the efficiency and completeness of a weak-lensing selection by combining a dense, complete redshift survey, the Smithsonian Hectospec Lensing Survey (SHELS), with a weak-lensing map from the Deep Lens Survey (DLS). SHELS includes 11,692 redshifts for galaxies with R ≤ 20.6 in the 4 deg2 DLS field; the survey is a solid basis for identifying massive clusters of galaxies with redshift z ≲ 0.55. The range of sensitivity of the redshift survey is similar to the range for the DLS convergence map. Only four of the 12 convergence peaks with signal to noise ≥3.5 correspond to clusters of galaxies with M ≳ 1.7x1014 M. Four of the eight massive clusters in SHELS are detected in the weak-lensing map yielding a completeness of ∼50%. We examine the seven known extended cluster X-ray sources in the DLS field: three can be detected in the weak-lensing map, three should not be detected without boosting from superposed large-scale structure, and one is mysteriously undetected even though its optical properties suggest that it should produce a detectable lensing signal. Taken together, these results underscore the need for more extensive comparisons among different methods of massive cluster identification.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: clusters: individual (CXOU J091551+293637, CXOU J091554+293316, CXOU J091601+292750, XMMU J091935+303155, A781, CXOU J09202+302938, CXOU J092053+302800, CXOU J092110+302751) - galaxies: distances and redshifts - gravitational lensing: weak - large-scale structure of universe

Nomenclature: Table 1: SHELS JHHMM.m+DDMM N=20.

CDS comments: CXOU J092053.0+302900 is a misprint for CXOU J092053.0+302800.

Simbad objects: 29

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