Impact of Systematics on SZ-Optical Scaling Relations

Дата и время публикации : 2012-01-05T20:58:28Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
T. Biesiadzinski (University of Michigan)
J. J. McMahon (University of Michigan)
C. J. Miller (University of Michigan)
B. Nord (University of Michigan)
L. Shaw (Yale)

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Коментарии к cтатье: 6 pages, 4 figures. Revised to match version accepted in the Astrophysical Journal
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: One of the central goals of multi-wavelength galaxy cluster cosmology is to unite all cluster observables to form a consistent understanding of cluster mass. Here, we study the impact of systematic effects from optical cluster catalogs on stacked SZ signals. We show that the optically predicted Y-decrement can vary by as much as 50% based on the current 2 sigma systematic uncertainties in the observed mass-richness relationship. Mis-centering and impurities will suppress the SZ signal compared to expectations for a clean and perfectly centered optical sample, but to a lesser degree. We show that the level of these variations and suppression is dependent on the amount of systematics in the optical cluster catalogs. We also study X-ray luminosity-dependent sub-sampling of the optical catalog and find that it creates Malmquist bias increasing the observed Y-decrement of the stacked signal. We show that the current Planck measurements of the Y-decrement around SDSS optical clusters and their X-ray counterparts are consistent with expectations after accounting for the 1 sigma optical systematic uncertainties using the Johnston mass richness relation.

Category: Physics