Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 523, A21-21 (2010/11-2)
The DAFT/FADA survey. I. Photometric redshifts along lines of sight to clusters in the z=[0.4,0.9] interval.
GUENNOU L., ADAMI C., ULMER M.P., LEBRUN V., DURRET F., JOHNSTON D., ILBERT O., CLOWE D., GAVAZZI R., MURPHY K., SCHRABBACK T., ALLAM S., ANNIS J., BASA S., BENOIST C., BIVIANO A., CAPPI A., KUBO J.M., MARSHALL P., MAZURE A., ROSTAGNI F., RUSSEIL D. and SLEZAK E.
Abstract (from CDS):
As a contribution to the understanding of the dark energy concept, the Dark energy American French Team (DAFT, in French FADA) has started a large project to characterize statistically high redshift galaxy clusters, infer cosmological constraints from weak lensing tomography, and understand biases relevant for constraining dark energy and cluster physics in future cluster and cosmological experiments. The purpose of this paper is to establish the basis of reference for the photo-z determination used in all our subsequent papers, including weak lensing tomography studies. This project is based on a sample of 91 high redshift (z≥0.4), massive (>3x1014M☉) clusters with existing HST imaging, for which we are presently performing complementary multi-wavelength imaging. This allows us in particular to estimate spectral types and determine accurate photometric redshifts for galaxies along the lines of sight to the first ten clusters for which all the required data are available down to a limit of IAB=24./24.5 with the LePhare software. The accuracy in redshift is of the order of 0.05 for the range 0.2≤z≤1.5. We verified that the technique applied to obtain photometric redshifts works well by comparing our results to with previous works. In clusters, photo-z accuracy is degraded for bright absolute magnitudes and for the latest and earliest type galaxies. The photo-z accuracy also only slightly varies as a function of the spectral type for field galaxies. As a consequence, we find evidence for an environmental dependence of the photo-z accuracy, interpreted as the standard used spectral energy distributions being not very well suited to cluster galaxies. Finally, we modeled the LCDCS 0504 mass with the strong arcs detected along this line of sight.
surveys - galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: distances and redshifts - cosmological parameters - dark energy
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