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Weak-lensing mass calibration of redMaPPer galaxy clusters in Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data

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posted on 2023-06-09, 07:47 authored by Kathy RomerKathy Romer, et al The DES Collaboration
We use weak-lensing shear measurements to determine the mean mass of optically selected galaxy clusters in Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data. In a blinded analysis, we split the sample of more than 8000 redMaPPer clusters into 15 subsets, spanning ranges in the richness parameter 5 = ? = 180 and redshift 0.2 = z = 0.8, and fit the averaged mass density contrast profiles with a model that accounts for seven distinct sources of systematic uncertainty: shear measurement and photometric redshift errors; clustermember contamination; miscentring; deviations from the NFW halo profile; halo triaxiality and line-of-sight projections. We combine the inferred cluster masses to estimate the joint scaling relation between mass, richness and redshift, M(?, z) ? M0?F (1 + z) G. We find M0 = (M200m | ? = 30, z = 0.5) = [2.35 ± 0.22 (stat) ± 0.12 (sys)] × 1014 M., with F = 1.12 ± 0.20 (stat) ± 0.06 (sys) and G = 0.18 ± 0.75 (stat) ± 0.24 (sys). The amplitude of the mass–richness relation is in excellent agreement with the weak-lensing calibration of redMaPPer clusters in SDSS by Simet et al. and with the Saro et al. calibration based on abundance matching of SPT-detected clusters. Our results extend the redshift range over which the mass–richness relation of redMaPPer clusters has been calibrated with weak lensing from z = 0.3 to z = 0.8. Calibration uncertainties of shear measurements and photometric redshift estimates dominate our systematic error budget and require substantial improvements for forthcoming studies.


Astrophysics and Cosmology - Sussex Consolidated Grant; G1291; STFC-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL; ST/L000652/1


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