The Buzzard Flock: Dark Energy Survey Synthetic Sky Catalogs

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DeRose, Joseph; Wechsler, Risa H.; Becker, Matthew R.; Busha, Michael T.; Rykoff, Eli S.; MacCrann, Niall; Erickson, Brandon; Evrard, August E.; Kravtsov, Andrey; Gruen, Daniel; Allam, Sahar; Avila, Santiago; Bridle, Sarah; Brooks, David; Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth; Rosell, Aurelio Carnero; Kind, Matias Carrasco; Carretero, Jorge; Castander, Francisco J.; Cawthon, Ross; Crocce, Martin; da Costa, Luiz N.; Davis, Christopher; De Vicente, Juan; Dietrich, Jörg P.; Doel, Peter; Drlica-Wagner, Alex; Fosalba, Pablo; Frieman, Josh; Garcia-Bellido, Juan; ... view all 55 authors
(2019)
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

We present a suite of 18 synthetic sky catalogs designed to support science analysis of galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 (DES Y1) data. For each catalog, we use a computationally efficient empirical approach, ADDGALS, to embed galaxies within light-cone outputs... View more
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