Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 455, 441-451 (2006/8-4)
Weak lensing measurements of dark matter halos of galaxies from COMBO-17.
KLEINHEINRICH M., SCHNEIDER P., RIX H.-W., ERBEN T., WOLF C., SCHIRMER M., MEISENHEIMER K., BORCH A., DYE S., KOVACS Z. and WISOTZKI L.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present mass estimates for dark matter halos around galaxies from the COMBO-17 survey using weak gravitational lensing. COMBO-17, with photometry in 17 optical filters, provides precise photometric redshifts and spectral classification for objects with R<24. This permits to select and sort lens and source galaxies by their redshifts and lens luminosity or color, which bypasses many uncertainties in other weak lensing analyses arising from broadly estimated source and lens redshifts. We study the shear created by dark matter halos around 12000 galaxy lenses at redshifts zd=0.2-0.7 by fitting the mass normalization of either singular isothermal spheres (SIS) or Navarro-Frenk-White (NFW) profiles to background source orientations around the whole lens sample. We also consider halos around blue and red subsamples separately and constrain the scaling of halo mass with light. For the NFW model, we find virial masses Mvir*=3.9x1011h–1M☉ for blue and Mvir*=7.1x1011h–1M☉ for red galaxies of L*=1010h–2L☉, respectively. The 1-σ uncertainty on logMvir_*^ for the whole lens sample is about 0.2. We compare our results to those obtained from the Red-Sequence Cluster Survey (RCS) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Taking differences in the actual modelling into account, we find very good agreement with these surveys.
gravitational lensing - galaxies: fundamental parameters - galaxies: statistics - cosmology: dark matter
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