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Authors: Dawson, K. S.
Schlegel, D. J.
Ahn, C. P.
Anderson, S. F.
Aubourg, E.
Bailey, S.
Barkhouser, R. H.
Bautista, J. E.
Beifiori, A.
Berlind, A. A.
Bhardwaj, V.
Bizyaev, D.
Blake, C. H.
Blanton, M. R.
Blomqvist, M.
Bolton, A. S.
Borde, A.
Bovy, J.
Brandt, W. N.
Brewington, H.
Brinkmann, J.
Brown, P. J.
Brownstein, J. R.
Bundy, K.
Busca, N. G.
Carithers, W.
Carnero, A. R.
Carr, M. A.
Chen, Y.
Comparat, J.
Connolly, N.
Cope, F.
Croft, R. A. C.
Cuesta, A. J.
da Costa, L. N.
Davenport, J. R. A.
Delubac, T.
de Putter, R.
Dhital, S.
Ealet, A.
Ebelke, G. L.
Eisenstein, D. J.
Escoffier, S.
Fan, X.
Ak, N. F.
Finley, H.
Font-Ribera, A.
Genova-Santos, R.
Gunn, J. E.
Guo, H.
Haggard, D.
Hall, P. B.
Hamilton, J. -. C.
Harris, B.
Harris, D. W.
Ho, S.
Hogg, D. W.
Holder, D.
Honscheid, K.
Huehnerhoff, J.
Jordan, B.
Jordan, W. P.
Kauffmann, G.
Kazin, E. A.
Kirkby, D.
Klaene, M. A.
Kneib, J-P.
Le Goff, J-M.
Lee, K-G.
Long, D. C.
Loomis, C. P.
Lundgren, B.
Lupton, R. H.
Maia, M. A. G.
Makler, M.
Malanushenko, E.
Malanushenko, V.
Mandelbaum, R.
Manera, M.
Maraston, C.
Margala, D.
Masters, K. L.
McBride, C. K.
McDonald, P.
McGreer, I. D.
McMahon, R. G.
Mena, O.
Miralda-Escude, J.
Montero-Dorta, A. D.
Montesano, F.
Muna, D.
Myers, A. D.
Naugle, T.
Nichol, R. C.
Noterdaeme, P.
Nuza, S. E.
Olmstead, M. D.
Oravetz, A.
Oravetz, D. J.
Owen, R.
Padmanabhan, N.
Palanque-Delabrouille, N.
Pan, K.
Parejko, J. K.
Paris, I.
Percival, W. J.
Perez-Fournon, I.
Perez-Rafols, I.
Petitjean, P.
Pfaffenberger, R.
Pforr, J.
Pieri, M. M.
Prada, F.
Price-Whelan, A. M.
Raddick, M. J.
Rebolo, R.
Rich, J.
Richards, G. T.
Rockosi, C. M.
Roe, N. A.
Ross, A. J.
Ross, N. P.
Rossi, G.
Rubino-Martin, J. A.
Samushia, L.
Sanchez, A. G.
Sayres, C.
Schmidt, S. J.
Schneider, D. P.
Scoccola, C. G.
Seo, H. -. J.
Shelden, A.
Sheldon, E.
Shen, Y.
Shu, Y.
Slosar, A.
Smee, S. A.
Snedden, S. A.
Stauffer, F.
Steele, O.
Strauss, M. A.
Streblyanska, A.
Suzuki, N.
Swanson, M. E. C.
Tal, T.
Tanaka, M.
Thomas, D.
Tinker, J. L.
Tojeiro, R.
Tremonti, C. A.
Magana, M. V.
Verde, L.
Viel, M.
Wake, D. A.
Watson, Michael Geoffrey
Weaver, B. A.
Weinberg, D. H.
Weiner, B. J.
West, A. A.
White, M.
Wood-Vasey, W. M.
Yeche, C.
Zehavi, I.
Zhao, G-B.
Zheng, Z.
First Published: 6-Dec-2012
Publisher: IOP Publishing LTD
Citation: Astronomical Journal, 2013, 145 (1), 10
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 10,000 deg2 to measure BAO to redshifts z < 0.7. Observations of neutral hydrogen in the Lyα forest in more than 150,000 quasar 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.
DOI Link: 10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/10
ISSN: 0004-6256
eISSN: 1538-3881
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2013. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. The file associated with this record is distributed under the Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence, further details of which can be found via the following link:
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