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dc.contributor.authorBates, Dominic J.
dc.contributor.authorTojeiro, Rita
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Jeffrey A.
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez-Perez, Violeta
dc.contributor.authorComparat, Johan
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Donald P.
dc.contributor.authorLima, Marcos
dc.contributor.authorStreblyanska, Alina
dc.identifier.citationBates , D J , Tojeiro , R , Newman , J A , Gonzalez-Perez , V , Comparat , J , Schneider , D P , Lima , M & Streblyanska , A 2019 , ' Mass functions, luminosity functions, and completeness measurements from clustering redshifts ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 486 , no. 3 , pp. 3059-3077 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 258867089
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 403af183-5887-4005-ac1a-7ced31b3d551
dc.identifier.otherBibCode: 2019MNRAS.486.3059B
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000474903500009
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85072288108
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents stellar mass functions and i-band luminosity functions for Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) galaxies with i < 21 using clustering redshifts. From these measurements, we also compute targeting completeness measurements for the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Clustering redshifts is a method of obtaining the redshift distribution of a sample of galaxies with only photometric information by measuring the angular cross-correlation with a spectroscopic sample in different redshift bins. We construct a spectroscopic sample containing data from the BOSS + eBOSS surveys, allowing us to recover redshift distributions from photometric data out to z ≃ 2.5. We produce k-corrected i-band luminosity functions and stellar mass functions by applying clustering redshifts to SDSS DR8 galaxies in small bins of colour and magnitude. There is little evolution in the mass function between 0.2 < z < 0.8, implying that the most massive galaxies form most of their mass before z = 0.8. These mass functions are used to produce stellar mass completeness estimates for the BOSS, giving a stellar mass completeness of 80 per cent above M⋆ > 1011.4 between 0.2 < z < 0.7, with completeness falling significantly at redshifts higher than 0.7, and at lower masses. Large photometric data sets will be available in the near future (DECaLS, DES, Euclid), so this and similar techniques will become increasingly useful in order to fully utilize these data.
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dc.subjectMethods: data analysisen
dc.subjectGalaxies: distances and redshiftsen
dc.subjectGalaxies: luminosity functionen
dc.subjectMass functionen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleMass functions, luminosity functions, and completeness measurements from clustering redshiftsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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