The baryon oscillation spectroscopic survey of SDSS-III

Kyle S. Dawson, David J. Schlegel, Christopher P. Ahn, Scott F. Anderson, Éric Aubourg, Stephen Bailey, Robert H. Barkhouser, Julian E. Bautista, Alessandra Beifiori, Andreas A. Berlind, Vaishali Bhardwaj, Dmitry Bizyaev, Cullen H. Blake, Michael R. Blanton, Michael Blomqvist, Adam S. Bolton, Arnaud Borde, Jo Bovy, William Nielsen Brandt, Howard Brewington & 145 others Jon Brinkmann, Peter J. Brown, Joel R. Brownstein, Kevin Bundy, N. G. Busca, William Carithers, Aurelio R. Carnero, Michael A. Carr, Yanmei Chen, Johan Comparat, Natalia Connolly, Frances Cope, Rupert A.C. Croft, Antonioj Cuesta, Luizn Dacosta, James R.A. Davenport, Timothée Delubac, Roland De Putter, Saurav Dhital, Anne Ealet, Garrett L. Ebelke, Daniel J. Eisenstein, S. Escoffier, Xiaohui Fan, N. Filiz Ak, Hayley Finley, Andreu Font-Ribera, R. Génova-Santos, James E. Gunn, Hong Guo, Daryl Haggard, Patrick B. Hall, Jean Christophe Hamilton, Ben Harris, David W. Harris, Shirley Ho, David W. Hogg, Diana Holder, Klaus Honscheid, Joe Huehnerhoff, Beatrice Jordan, Wendell P. Jordan, Guinevere Kauffmann, Eyala Kazin, David Kirkby, Mark A. Klaene, Jean Paul Kneib, Jean Marc Legoff, Khee Gan Lee, Daniel C. Long, Craig P. Loomis, Britt Lundgren, Roberth Lupton, Marcio A.G. Maia, Martin Makler, Elena Malanushenko, Viktor Malanushenko, Rachel Mandelbaum, Marc Manera, Claudia Maraston, Daniel Margala, Karen L. Masters, Cameron K. McBride, Patrick McDonald, Iand McGreer, Richardg McMahon, Olga Mena, Jordi Miralda-Escudé, Antonio D. Montero-Dorta, Francesco Montesano, Demitri Muna, Adam D. Myers, Tracy Naugle, Robert C. Nichol, Pasquier Noterdaeme, Sebastián E. Nuza, Matthew D. Olmstead, Audrey Oravetz, Danielj Oravetz, Russell Owen, Nikhil Padmanabhan, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, Kaike Pan, Johnk Parejko, Isabelle Pâris, Will J. Percival, Ismael Pérez-Fournon, Ignasi Pérez-Ràfols, Patrick Petitjean, Robert Pfaffenberger, Janine Pforr, Matthew M. Pieri, Francisco Prada, Adrianm Price-Whelan, M. Jordan Raddick, Rafael Rebolo, James Rich, Gordon T. Richards, Constancem Rockosi, Nataliea Roe, Ashley J. Ross, Nicholas P. Ross, Graziano Rossi, J. A. Rubiño-Martin, Lado Samushia, Arielg Sánchez, Conor Sayres, Sarah J. Schmidt, Donald P. Schneider, C. G. Scóccola, Hee Jong Seo, Alaina Shelden, Erin Sheldon, Yue Shen, Yiping Shu, Anže Slosar, Stephena Smee, Stephanie A. Snedden, Fritz Stauffer, Oliver Steele, Michaela Strauss, Alina Streblyanska, Nao Suzuki, Mollye C. Swanson, Tomer Tal, Masayuki Tanaka, Daniel Thomas, Jeremy L. Tinker, Rita Tojeiro, Christya Tremonti, M. Vargas Magaña, Licia Verde, Matteo Viel, David A. Wake, Mike Watson, Benjamina Weaver, David H. Weinberg, Benjamin J. Weiner, Andrew A. West, Martin White, W. M. Wood-Vasey, Christophe Yeche, Idit Zehavi, Gong Bo Zhao, Zheng Zheng

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Abstract

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) is designed to measure the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in the clustering of matter over a larger volume than the combined efforts of all previous spectroscopic surveys of large-scale structure. BOSS uses 1.5 million luminous galaxies as faint as i = 19.9 over 10,000deg2 to measure BAO to redshifts z < 0.7. Observations of neutral hydrogen in the Lyα forest in more than 150,000quasar spectra (g < 22) will constrain BAO over the redshift range 2.15 < z < 3.5. Early results from BOSS include the first detection of the large-scale three-dimensional clustering of the Lyα forest and a strong detection from the Data Release 9 data set of the BAO in the clustering of massive galaxies at an effective redshift z = 0.57. We project that BOSS will yield measurements of the angular diameter distance dA to an accuracy of 1.0% at redshifts z = 0.3 and z = 0.57 and measurements of H(z) to 1.8% and 1.7% at the same redshifts. Forecasts for Lyα forest constraints predict a measurement of an overall dilation factor that scales the highly degenerate DA (z) and H -1(z) parameters to an accuracy of 1.9% at z ∼ 2.5 when the survey is complete. Here, we provide an overview of the selection of spectroscopic targets, planning of observations, and analysis of data and data quality of BOSS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume145
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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Dawson, K. S., Schlegel, D. J., Ahn, C. P., Anderson, S. F., Aubourg, É., Bailey, S., ... Zheng, Z. (2013). The baryon oscillation spectroscopic survey of SDSS-III. Astronomical Journal, 145(1), [10]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/10
Dawson, Kyle S. ; Schlegel, David J. ; Ahn, Christopher P. ; Anderson, Scott F. ; Aubourg, Éric ; Bailey, Stephen ; Barkhouser, Robert H. ; Bautista, Julian E. ; Beifiori, Alessandra ; Berlind, Andreas A. ; Bhardwaj, Vaishali ; Bizyaev, Dmitry ; Blake, Cullen H. ; Blanton, Michael R. ; Blomqvist, Michael ; Bolton, Adam S. ; Borde, Arnaud ; Bovy, Jo ; Brandt, William Nielsen ; Brewington, Howard ; Brinkmann, Jon ; Brown, Peter J. ; Brownstein, Joel R. ; Bundy, Kevin ; Busca, N. G. ; Carithers, William ; Carnero, Aurelio R. ; Carr, Michael A. ; Chen, Yanmei ; Comparat, Johan ; Connolly, Natalia ; Cope, Frances ; Croft, Rupert A.C. ; Cuesta, Antonioj ; Dacosta, Luizn ; Davenport, James R.A. ; Delubac, Timothée ; De Putter, Roland ; Dhital, Saurav ; Ealet, Anne ; Ebelke, Garrett L. ; Eisenstein, Daniel J. ; Escoffier, S. ; Fan, Xiaohui ; Filiz Ak, N. ; Finley, Hayley ; Font-Ribera, Andreu ; Génova-Santos, R. ; Gunn, James E. ; Guo, Hong ; Haggard, Daryl ; Hall, Patrick B. ; Hamilton, Jean Christophe ; Harris, Ben ; Harris, David W. ; Ho, Shirley ; Hogg, David W. ; Holder, Diana ; Honscheid, Klaus ; Huehnerhoff, Joe ; Jordan, Beatrice ; Jordan, Wendell P. ; Kauffmann, Guinevere ; Kazin, Eyala ; Kirkby, David ; Klaene, Mark A. ; Kneib, Jean Paul ; Legoff, Jean Marc ; Lee, Khee Gan ; Long, Daniel C. ; Loomis, Craig P. ; Lundgren, Britt ; Lupton, Roberth ; Maia, Marcio A.G. ; Makler, Martin ; Malanushenko, Elena ; Malanushenko, Viktor ; Mandelbaum, Rachel ; Manera, Marc ; Maraston, Claudia ; Margala, Daniel ; Masters, Karen L. ; McBride, Cameron K. ; McDonald, Patrick ; McGreer, Iand ; McMahon, Richardg ; Mena, Olga ; Miralda-Escudé, Jordi ; Montero-Dorta, Antonio D. ; Montesano, Francesco ; Muna, Demitri ; Myers, Adam D. ; Naugle, Tracy ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Noterdaeme, Pasquier ; Nuza, Sebastián E. ; Olmstead, Matthew D. ; Oravetz, Audrey ; Oravetz, Danielj ; Owen, Russell ; Padmanabhan, Nikhil ; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie ; Pan, Kaike ; Parejko, Johnk ; Pâris, Isabelle ; Percival, Will J. ; Pérez-Fournon, Ismael ; Pérez-Ràfols, Ignasi ; Petitjean, Patrick ; Pfaffenberger, Robert ; Pforr, Janine ; Pieri, Matthew M. ; Prada, Francisco ; Price-Whelan, Adrianm ; Raddick, M. Jordan ; Rebolo, Rafael ; Rich, James ; Richards, Gordon T. ; Rockosi, Constancem ; Roe, Nataliea ; Ross, Ashley J. ; Ross, Nicholas P. ; Rossi, Graziano ; Rubiño-Martin, J. A. ; Samushia, Lado ; Sánchez, Arielg ; Sayres, Conor ; Schmidt, Sarah J. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Scóccola, C. G. ; Seo, Hee Jong ; Shelden, Alaina ; Sheldon, Erin ; Shen, Yue ; Shu, Yiping ; Slosar, Anže ; Smee, Stephena ; Snedden, Stephanie A. ; Stauffer, Fritz ; Steele, Oliver ; Strauss, Michaela ; Streblyanska, Alina ; Suzuki, Nao ; Swanson, Mollye C. ; Tal, Tomer ; Tanaka, Masayuki ; Thomas, Daniel ; Tinker, Jeremy L. ; Tojeiro, Rita ; Tremonti, Christya ; Vargas Magaña, M. ; Verde, Licia ; Viel, Matteo ; Wake, David A. ; Watson, Mike ; Weaver, Benjamina ; Weinberg, David H. ; Weiner, Benjamin J. ; West, Andrew A. ; White, Martin ; Wood-Vasey, W. M. ; Yeche, Christophe ; Zehavi, Idit ; Zhao, Gong Bo ; Zheng, Zheng. / The baryon oscillation spectroscopic survey of SDSS-III. In: Astronomical Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 145, No. 1.
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PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) is designed to measure the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in the clustering of matter over a larger volume than the combined efforts of all previous spectroscopic surveys of large-scale structure. BOSS uses 1.5 million luminous galaxies as faint as i = 19.9 over 10,000deg2 to measure BAO to redshifts z < 0.7. Observations of neutral hydrogen in the Lyα forest in more than 150,000quasar spectra (g < 22) will constrain BAO over the redshift range 2.15 < z < 3.5. Early results from BOSS include the first detection of the large-scale three-dimensional clustering of the Lyα forest and a strong detection from the Data Release 9 data set of the BAO in the clustering of massive galaxies at an effective redshift z = 0.57. We project that BOSS will yield measurements of the angular diameter distance dA to an accuracy of 1.0% at redshifts z = 0.3 and z = 0.57 and measurements of H(z) to 1.8% and 1.7% at the same redshifts. Forecasts for Lyα forest constraints predict a measurement of an overall dilation factor that scales the highly degenerate DA (z) and H -1(z) parameters to an accuracy of 1.9% at z ∼ 2.5 when the survey is complete. Here, we provide an overview of the selection of spectroscopic targets, planning of observations, and analysis of data and data quality of BOSS.

AB - The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) is designed to measure the scale of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in the clustering of matter over a larger volume than the combined efforts of all previous spectroscopic surveys of large-scale structure. BOSS uses 1.5 million luminous galaxies as faint as i = 19.9 over 10,000deg2 to measure BAO to redshifts z < 0.7. Observations of neutral hydrogen in the Lyα forest in more than 150,000quasar spectra (g < 22) will constrain BAO over the redshift range 2.15 < z < 3.5. Early results from BOSS include the first detection of the large-scale three-dimensional clustering of the Lyα forest and a strong detection from the Data Release 9 data set of the BAO in the clustering of massive galaxies at an effective redshift z = 0.57. We project that BOSS will yield measurements of the angular diameter distance dA to an accuracy of 1.0% at redshifts z = 0.3 and z = 0.57 and measurements of H(z) to 1.8% and 1.7% at the same redshifts. Forecasts for Lyα forest constraints predict a measurement of an overall dilation factor that scales the highly degenerate DA (z) and H -1(z) parameters to an accuracy of 1.9% at z ∼ 2.5 when the survey is complete. Here, we provide an overview of the selection of spectroscopic targets, planning of observations, and analysis of data and data quality of BOSS.

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U2 - 10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/10

DO - 10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/10

M3 - Review article

VL - 145

JO - Astronomical Journal

JF - Astronomical Journal

SN - 0004-6256

IS - 1

M1 - 10

ER -

Dawson KS, Schlegel DJ, Ahn CP, Anderson SF, Aubourg É, Bailey S et al. The baryon oscillation spectroscopic survey of SDSS-III. Astronomical Journal. 2013 Jan 1;145(1). 10. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/10