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Title: The structure and evolution of a forming galaxy cluster at z = 1.62
Authors: Hatch, N. A.
Muldrew, Stuart Iain
Cooke, E. A.
Hartley, W. G.
Almaini, O.
Simpson, C. J.
Conselice, C. J.
First Published: 15-Mar-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2016, 459(1), pp. 387-401
Abstract: We present a comprehensive picture of the Cl 0218.3-0510 protocluster at z = 1.623 across 10 co-moving Mpc. Using filters that tightly bracket the Balmer and 4000Å breaks of the protocluster galaxies we obtain precise photometric redshifts resulting in a protocluster galaxy sample that is 89 ± 5% complete and has a contamination of only 12 ± 5%. Both star forming and quiescent protocluster galaxies are located allowing us to map the structure of the forming cluster for the first time. The protocluster contains 6 galaxy groups, the largest of which is the nascent cluster. Only a small minority of the protocluster galaxies are in the nascent cluster (11%) or in the other galaxy groups (22%), as most protocluster galaxies reside between the groups. Unobscured star forming galaxies predominantly reside between the protocluster's groups, whereas red galaxies make up a large fraction of the groups' galactic content, so observing the protocluster through only one of these types of galaxies results in a biased view of the protocluster's structure. The structure of the protocluster reveals how much mass is available for the future growth of the cluster and we use the Millennium Simulation, scaled to a Planck cosmology, to predict that Cl 0218.3-0510 will evolve into a 2.7^{+3.9}_{-1.7}× 10^{14} M_{⊙} cluster by the present day.
DOI Link: 10.1093/mnras/stw602
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal 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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