Dark Energy Survey Year 3 results: galaxy clustering and systematics treatment for lens galaxy samples

Rodríguez-Monroy, M and Weaverdyck, N and Desai, Shantanu and et al, . (2022) Dark Energy Survey Year 3 results: galaxy clustering and systematics treatment for lens galaxy samples. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 511 (2). pp. 2665-2687. ISSN 0035-8711

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In this work, we present the galaxy clustering measurements of the two DES lens galaxy samples: a magnitude-limited sample optimized for the measurement of cosmological parameters, maglim, and a sample of luminous red galaxies selected with the redmagic algorithm. maglim/redmagic sample contains over 10 million/2.5 million galaxies and is divided into six/five photometric redshift bins spanning the range z [0.20, 1.05]/z [0.15, 0.90]. Both samples cover 4143 °2 over which we perform our analysis blind, measuring the angular correlation function with an S/N ∼63 for both samples. In a companion paper, these measurements of galaxy clustering are combined with the correlation functions of cosmic shear and galaxy-galaxy lensing of each sample to place cosmological constraints with a 3 × 2pt analysis. We conduct a thorough study of the mitigation of systematic effects caused by the spatially varying survey properties and we correct the measurements to remove artificial clustering signals. We employ several decontamination methods with different configurations to ensure the robustness of our corrections and to determine the systematic uncertainty that needs to be considered for the final cosmology analyses. We validate our fiducial methodology using lognormal mocks, showing that our decontamination procedure induces biases no greater than 0.5σ in the (ωm, b) plane, where b is the galaxy bias. © 2022 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Astronomical Society.

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Desai, Shantanuhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-0466-3288
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmological parameters; Cosmology: observations; Dark energy; Large-scale structure of the Universe
Subjects: Physics
Physics > Astronomy Astrophysics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 04:58
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 04:58
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/9508
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac104
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/24618
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