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A new method to improve photometric redshift reconstruction Applications to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Lead Author: 
Gorecki, Alexia et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Abate, Alexandra; Ansari, Réza; Barrau, Aurélien; Baumont, Sylvain; Moniez, Marc; Ricol, Jean-Stéphane
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
Context. In the next decade, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will become a major facility for the astronomical community. However, accurately determining the redshifts of the observed galaxies without using spectroscopy is a major challenge. Aims. Reconstruction of the redshifts with...

All Weather Calibration of Wide Field Optical and NIR Surveys

Lead Author: 
Burke, David L. et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Saha, A.; Claver, J.; Axelrod, T.; Claver, C.; DePoy, D.; Ivezic, Z.; Jones, L.; Smith, R. Chris; Stubbs, C.W.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
The Astronomical Journal
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The science goals for ground-based large-area surveys, such as the Dark Energy Survey, Pan-STARRS, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, require calibration of broadband photometry that is stable in time and uniform over the sky to precisions of a percent or better. This performance will need to...

Effect of Measurement Errors on Predicted Cosmological Constraints from Shear Peak Statistics with Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Lead Author: 
Bard, Deborah et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Kratochvil, J. M.; Chang, C.; May, M.; Kahn, S. M.; AlSayyad, Y.; Ahmad, Z.; Bankert, J.; Connolly, A.; Gibson, R. R.; Gilmore, K.; Grace, E.; Haiman, Z.; Hannel, M.; Huffenberger, K. M.; Jernigan, J. G.; Jones, L.; Krughoff, S.; Lorenz, S.; Marshall, S.; Meert, A.; Nagarajan, S.; Peng, E.;...
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 16, 2013
Journal or Publication name: 
The Astrophysical Journal
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We study the effect of galaxy shape measurement errors on predicted cosmological constraints from the statistics of shear peak counts with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). We use the LSST Image Simulator in combination with cosmological N-body simulations to model realistic shear maps...

LSST Science Book

Lead Author: 
LSST Science Collaboration
Other Authors/Credits: 
Abell, Paul A.; Allison, Julius; Anderson, Scott F.; Andrew, John R.; Angel, J. Roger P.; Armus, Lee; Arnett, David; Asztalos, S. J.; Axelrod, Tim S.; Bailey, Stephen; Ballantyne, D. R.; Bankert, Justin R.; Barkhouse, Wayne A.; Barr, Jeffrey D.; Barrientos, L. Felipe; Barth, Aaron J.; Bartlett,...
Publication Date: 
Monday, January 12, 2009
Foundation Documents
Citable: 
Yes

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