Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 199, 34 (2012/April-0)
A catalog of 132,684 clusters of galaxies identified from Sloan Digital Sky Survey III.
WEN Z.L., HAN J.L. and LIU F.S.
Abstract (from CDS):
Using the photometric redshifts of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), we identify 132,684 clusters in the redshift range of 0.05 ≤ z < 0.8. Monte Carlo simulations show that the false detection rate is less than 6% for the whole sample. The completeness is more than 95% for clusters with a mass of M200> 1.0x1014 M☉ in the redshift range of 0.05 ≤ z < 0.42, while clusters of z > 0.42 are less complete and have a biased smaller richness than the real one due to incompleteness of member galaxies. We compare our sample with other cluster samples, and find that more than 90% of previously known rich clusters of 0.05 ≤ z < 0.42 are matched with clusters in our sample. Richer clusters tend to have more luminous brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs). Correlating with X-ray and the Planck data, we show that the cluster richness is closely related to the X-ray luminosity, temperature, and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich measurements. Comparison of the BCGs with the SDSS luminous red galaxy (LRG) sample shows that 25% of LRGs are BCGs of our clusters and 36% of LRGs are cluster member galaxies. In our cluster sample, 63% of BCGs of rpetro< 19.5 satisfy the SDSS LRG selection criteria.
galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: distances and redshifts
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<Available at CDS (J/ApJS/199/34): table1.dat>
Table 1: [WHL2012] JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS N=132684, [WHL2012] JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS BCG N=132684.
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