Angular Clustering of Galaxies at 3.6 Microns from the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey

Oliver, Seb, Waddington, Ian, Gonzalez-Solares, Eduardo, Surace, Jason, Fang, Fan, Shupe, Dave, Jarrett, Tom, Lonsdale, Carol, Xu, Cong (Kevin), Farrah, Duncan, Salaman, Malcolm, Rowan-Robinson, Michael, Siana, Brian, Smith, H E (Gene) and Salaman, David (2004) Angular Clustering of Galaxies at 3.6 Microns from the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 154 (1). pp. 30-34. ISSN 0004-637X

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We present the first analysis of large-scale clustering from the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic legacy survey (SWIRE). We compute the angular correlation function of galaxies selected to have 3.6 m fluxes brighter than 32 Jy in three fields totaling 2 deg2 in area. In each field we detect clustering with a high level of significance. The amplitude and slope of the correlation function is consistent between the three fields and is modeled as w()=A1- with A=(0.6+/-0.3)10-3,=2.03+/-0.10. With a fixed slope of =1.8, we obtain an amplitude of A=(1.7+/-0.1)10-3. Assuming an equivalent depth of K~18.7 mag we find that our errors are smaller but our results are consistent with existing clustering measurements in K-band surveys and with stable clustering models. We estimate our median redshift z~=0.75, and this allows us to obtain an estimate of the three-dimensional correlation function (r), for which we find r0=4.4+/-0.1h-1 Mpc.

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Additional Information: The first Spitzer clustering result. The bulk of the work directly for this paper was done by me and Waddington my PDRA. Gonzalez-Solares's contribution was in the form of software written while my PDRA. Other authors were responsible for the SWIRE data products or survey as a whole.
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Seb Oliver
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:02
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 08:46

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