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THE ATACAMA COSMOLOGY TELESCOPE: HIGH-RESOLUTION SUNYAEV-ZEL’DOVICH ARRAY OBSERVATIONS OF ACT SZE-SELECTED CLUSTERS FROM THE EQUATORIAL STRIP

Author(s): Reese, Erik D; Mroczkowski, Tony; Menanteau, Felipe; Hilton, Matt; Sievers, Jonathan; et al

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Abstract: We present follow-up observations with the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Array (SZA) of optically confirmed galaxy clusters found in the equatorial survey region of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT): ACT-CL J0022-0036, ACT-CL J2051+0057, and ACT-CL J2337+0016. ACT-CL J0022-0036 is a newly discovered, massive (similar or equal to 10(15) M-circle dot), high-redshift (z = 0.81) cluster revealed by ACT through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect (SZE). Deep, targeted observations with the SZA allow us to probe a broader range of cluster spatial scales, better disentangle cluster decrements from radio point-source emission, and derive more robust integrated SZE flux and mass estimates than we can with ACT data alone. For the two clusters we detect with the SZA we compute integrated SZE signal and derive masses from the SZA data only. ACT-CL J2337+ 0016, also known as A2631, has archival Chandra data that allow an additional X-ray-based mass estimate. Optical richness is also used to estimate cluster masses and shows good agreement with the SZE and X-ray-based estimates. Based on the point sources detected by the SZA in these three cluster fields and an extrapolation to ACT’s frequency, we estimate that point sources could be contaminating the SZE decrement at the less than or similar to 20% level for some fraction of clusters.
Publication Date: 20-May-2012
Electronic Publication Date: 30-Apr-2012
Citation: Reese, Erik D, Mroczkowski, Tony, Menanteau, Felipe, Hilton, Matt, Sievers, Jonathan, Aguirre, Paula, Appel, John William, Baker, Andrew J, Bond, J Richard, Das, Sudeep, Devlin, Mark J, Dicker, Simon R, Duenner, Rolando, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fowler, Joseph W, Hajian, Amir, Halpern, Mark, Hasselfield, Matthew, Hill, J Colin, Hincks, Adam D, Huffenberger, Kevin M, Hughes, John P, Irwin, Kent D, Klein, Jeff, Kosowsky, Arthur, Lin, Yen-Ting, Marriage, Tobias A, Marsden, Danica, Moodley, Kavilan, Niemack, Michael D, Nolta, Michael R, Page, Lyman A, Parker, Lucas, Partridge, Bruce, Rojas, Felipe, Sehgal, Neelima, Sifon, Cristobal, Spergel, David N, Staggs, Suzanne T, Swetz, Daniel S, Switzer, Eric R, Thornton, Robert, Trac, Hy, Wollack, Edward J. (2012). THE ATACAMA COSMOLOGY TELESCOPE: HIGH-RESOLUTION SUNYAEV-ZEL’DOVICH ARRAY OBSERVATIONS OF ACT SZE-SELECTED CLUSTERS FROM THE EQUATORIAL STRIP. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 751 (10.1088/0004-637X/751/1/12
DOI: doi:10.1088/0004-637X/751/1/12
ISSN: 0004-637X
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.



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