redMaGiC: Selecting Luminous Red Galaxies from the DES Science Verification Data

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Romer, A K; The DES Collaboration, et al.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: 1,431-1,450issn: 0035-8711
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw1281
  • Subject: general [galaxies] | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | astro-ph.GA | STFC | astro-ph.IM | Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | Cosmology and Gravitation | photometric [techniques] | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics | /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/cosmology | QB | astro-ph.CO | RCUK | astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA | statistical [methods]
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics

We introduce redMaGiC, an automated algorithm for selecting Luminous Red Galaxies (LRGs). The algorithm was specifically developed to minimize photometric redshift uncertainties in photometric large-scale structure studies. redMaGiC achieves this by self-training the co... View more