The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Galaxy Sample : Early Data and Results

Type Conference Paper
Names Nikhil Padmanabhan, M. Blanton, K. Bundy, D. Eisenstein, J. Gunn, S. Ho, G. Kauffmann, E. Kazin, C. Maraston, B. Nichol, W. Percival, C. Rockosi, N. Roe, N. Ross, K. Schawinksi, D. Schlegel, E. Sheldon, M. A. Strauss, D. Thomas, J. Tinker, C. Tremont
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #471.05
Volume 42
Pages 518
Date January 1, 2010
Short Title The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Galaxy Sample
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AAS...21547105P
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey aims to get redshifts for a sample of 1.4 million galaxies between 0.2 < z < 0.7, with the goal of measuring the baryon oscillation signal in the clustering of these galaxies and constraining the distance to redshifts of 0.3 and 0.6 to better that 1%. The survey got first spectroscopic data in Fall 2009; we present early results from these data, focusing on the definition and properties of the galaxy sample.
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