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Comparing Dark Energy Survey and HST-CLASH observations of the galaxy cluster RXC J2248.7-4431: implications for stellar mass versus dark matter

Author(s): Palmese, A; Lahav, O; Banerji, M; Gruen, D; Jouvel, S; et al

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Abstract: We derive the stellar mass fraction in the galaxy cluster RXC J2248.7-4431 observed with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) during the Science Verification period. We compare the stellar mass results from DES (five filters) with those from the Hubble Space Telescope Cluster Lensing And Supernova Survey (CLASH; 17 filters). When the cluster spectroscopic redshift is assumed, we show that stellar masses from DES can be estimated within 25 per cent of CLASH values. We compute the stellar mass contribution coming from red and blue galaxies, and study the relation between stellar mass and the underlying dark matter using weak lensing studies with DES and CLASH. An analysis of the radial profiles of the DES total and stellar mass yields a stellar-to-total fraction of f(star) = (6.8 +/- 1.7) x 10(-3) within a radius of r(200c) similar or equal to 2 Mpc. Our analysis also includes a comparison of photometric redshifts and star/galaxy separation efficiency for both data sets. We conclude that space-based small field imaging can be used to calibrate the galaxy properties in DES for the much wider field of view. The technique developed to derive the stellar mass fraction in galaxy clusters can be applied to the similar to 100 000 clusters that will be observed within this survey and yield important information about galaxy evolution.
Publication Date: 1-Dec-2016
Electronic Publication Date: 20-Aug-2016
Citation: Palmese, A, Lahav, O, Banerji, M, Gruen, D, Jouvel, S, Melchior, P, Aleksic, J, Annis, J, Diehl, HT, Hartley, WG, Jeltema, T, Romer, AK, Rozo, E, Rykoff, ES, Seitz, S, Suchyta, E, Zhang, Y, Abbott, TMC, Abdalla, FB, Allam, S, Benoit-Levy, A, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Buckley-Geer, E, Burke, DL, Capozzi, D, Carnero Rosell, A, Kind, M Carrasco, Carretero, J, Crocce, M, Cunha, CE, D Andrea, CB, da Costa, LN, Desai, S, Dietrich, JP, Doel, P, Estrada, J, Evrard, AE, Flaugher, B, Frieman, J, Gerdes, DW, Goldstein, DA, Gruendl, RA, Gutierrez, G, Honscheid, K, James, DJ, Kuehn, K, Kuropatkin, N, Li, TS, Lima, M, Maia, MAG, Marshall, JL, Miller, CJ, Miquel, R, Nord, B, Ogando, R, Plazas, AA, Roodman, A, Sanchez, E, Scarpine, V, Sevilla-Noarbe, I, Smith, RC, Soares-Santos, M, Sobreira, F, Swanson, MEC, Tarle, G, Thomas, D, Tucker, D, Vikram, V. (2016). Comparing Dark Energy Survey and HST-CLASH observations of the galaxy cluster RXC J2248.7-4431: implications for stellar mass versus dark matter. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 463 (1486 - 1499. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2062
DOI: doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2062
ISSN: 0035-8711
EISSN: 1365-2966
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Pages: 1486 - 1499
Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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