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Title: Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing shape catalogues

Abstract

We present two galaxy shape catalogues from the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 data set, covering 1500 square degrees with a median redshift of $0.59$. The catalogues cover two main fields: Stripe 82, and an area overlapping the South Pole Telescope survey region. We describe our data analysis process and in particular our shape measurement using two independent shear measurement pipelines, METACALIBRATION and IM3SHAPE. The METACALIBRATION catalogue uses a Gaussian model with an innovative internal calibration scheme, and was applied to $riz$-bands, yielding 34.8M objects. The IM3SHAPE catalogue uses a maximum-likelihood bulge/disc model calibrated using simulations, and was applied to $r$-band data, yielding 21.9M objects. Both catalogues pass a suite of null tests that demonstrate their fitness for use in weak lensing science. We estimate the 1$$\sigma$$ uncertainties in multiplicative shear calibration to be $0.013$ and $0.025$ for the METACALIBRATION and IM3SHAPE catalogues, respectively.

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  1. Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
  2. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg 510, Upton, NY 11973, USA
  3. Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  4. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  5. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
  6. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  7. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
  8. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  9. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  10. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
  11. Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  12. Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheinerstr 1, D-81679München, Germany
  13. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
  14. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  15. Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
  16. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), 28040 Madrid, Spain
  17. Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
  18. Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheinerstr 1, D-81679München, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany
  19. Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
  20. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
  21. LSST, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
  22. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France
  23. CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France
  24. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil
  25. Institute of Space Sciences, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
  26. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
  27. Department of Physics, IIT Hyderabad, Kandi, Telangana 502285, India
  28. Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Scheinerstr 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany
  29. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA; Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
  30. Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA; Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  31. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil
  32. Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
  33. Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheinerstr 1, D-81679München, Germany; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
  34. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
  35. Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
  36. Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
  37. National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  38. Australian Astronomical Observatory, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia
  39. Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
  40. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Departamento de Física Matemática, Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 66318, São Paulo, SP 05314-970, Brazil
  41. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  42. Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
  43. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain
  44. Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Scheinerstr 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany
  45. Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK
  46. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  47. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pevensey Building, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
  48. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  49. Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  50. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
  51. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-859 Campinas, SP, Brazil
  52. Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
  53. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Department of Physics, Stanford University, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
DES Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1469723
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1376074; OSTI ID: 1392238
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1708.01533; FERMILAB-PUB-17-290-A-AE; BNL-114253-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; 1614456
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0012704; AC02-98CH10886; SC0007901
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 481; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; gravitational lensing: weak; cosmology: observations; surveys; catalogues; methods: data analysis: data analysis; techniques: image processing

Citation Formats

Zuntz, J., Sheldon, E., Samuroff, S., Troxel, M A, Jarvis, M., MacCrann, N., Gruen, D., Prat, J., Sánchez, C., Choi, A., Bridle, S L, Bernstein, G M, Dodelson, S., Drlica-Wagner, A., Fang, Y., Gruendl, R A, Hoyle, B., Huff, E M, Jain, B., Kirk, D., Kacprzak, T., Krawiec, C., Plazas, A A, Rollins, R P, Rykoff, E S, Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Soergel, B., Varga, T N, Abbott, T M C, Abdalla, F B, Allam, S., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Benoit-Lévy, A., Bertin, E., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D L, Carnero Rosell, A., Kind, M. Carrasco, Carretero, J., Castander, F J, Crocce, M., Cunha, C E, D’Andrea, C B, da Costa, L N, Davis, C., Desai, S., Diehl, H T, Dietrich, J P, Doel, P., Eifler, T F, Estrada, J., Evrard, A E, Neto, A Fausti, Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D W, Giannantonio, T., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W G, Honscheid, K., James, D J, Jeltema, T., Johnson, M W G, Johnson, M D, Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Li, T S, Lima, M., Maia, M A G, March, M., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miller, C J, Miquel, R., Mohr, J J, Neilsen, E., Nichol, R C, Ogando, R L C, Roe, N., Romer, A K, Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Smith, M., Smith, R C, Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M E C, Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D L, Vikram, V., Walker, A R, Wechsler, R H, and Zhang, Y.. Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing shape catalogues. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2219.
Zuntz, J., Sheldon, E., Samuroff, S., Troxel, M A, Jarvis, M., MacCrann, N., Gruen, D., Prat, J., Sánchez, C., Choi, A., Bridle, S L, Bernstein, G M, Dodelson, S., Drlica-Wagner, A., Fang, Y., Gruendl, R A, Hoyle, B., Huff, E M, Jain, B., Kirk, D., Kacprzak, T., Krawiec, C., Plazas, A A, Rollins, R P, Rykoff, E S, Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Soergel, B., Varga, T N, Abbott, T M C, Abdalla, F B, Allam, S., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Benoit-Lévy, A., Bertin, E., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D L, Carnero Rosell, A., Kind, M. Carrasco, Carretero, J., Castander, F J, Crocce, M., Cunha, C E, D’Andrea, C B, da Costa, L N, Davis, C., Desai, S., Diehl, H T, Dietrich, J P, Doel, P., Eifler, T F, Estrada, J., Evrard, A E, Neto, A Fausti, Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D W, Giannantonio, T., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W G, Honscheid, K., James, D J, Jeltema, T., Johnson, M W G, Johnson, M D, Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Li, T S, Lima, M., Maia, M A G, March, M., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miller, C J, Miquel, R., Mohr, J J, Neilsen, E., Nichol, R C, Ogando, R L C, Roe, N., Romer, A K, Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Smith, M., Smith, R C, Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M E C, Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D L, Vikram, V., Walker, A R, Wechsler, R H, & Zhang, Y.. Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing shape catalogues. United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2219.
Zuntz, J., Sheldon, E., Samuroff, S., Troxel, M A, Jarvis, M., MacCrann, N., Gruen, D., Prat, J., Sánchez, C., Choi, A., Bridle, S L, Bernstein, G M, Dodelson, S., Drlica-Wagner, A., Fang, Y., Gruendl, R A, Hoyle, B., Huff, E M, Jain, B., Kirk, D., Kacprzak, T., Krawiec, C., Plazas, A A, Rollins, R P, Rykoff, E S, Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Soergel, B., Varga, T N, Abbott, T M C, Abdalla, F B, Allam, S., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Benoit-Lévy, A., Bertin, E., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D L, Carnero Rosell, A., Kind, M. Carrasco, Carretero, J., Castander, F J, Crocce, M., Cunha, C E, D’Andrea, C B, da Costa, L N, Davis, C., Desai, S., Diehl, H T, Dietrich, J P, Doel, P., Eifler, T F, Estrada, J., Evrard, A E, Neto, A Fausti, Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D W, Giannantonio, T., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W G, Honscheid, K., James, D J, Jeltema, T., Johnson, M W G, Johnson, M D, Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Li, T S, Lima, M., Maia, M A G, March, M., Martini, P., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miller, C J, Miquel, R., Mohr, J J, Neilsen, E., Nichol, R C, Ogando, R L C, Roe, N., Romer, A K, Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Smith, M., Smith, R C, Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M E C, Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Tucker, D L, Vikram, V., Walker, A R, Wechsler, R H, and Zhang, Y.. Sat . "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing shape catalogues". United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2219.
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title = {Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing shape catalogues},
author = {Zuntz, J. and Sheldon, E. and Samuroff, S. and Troxel, M A and Jarvis, M. and MacCrann, N. and Gruen, D. and Prat, J. and Sánchez, C. and Choi, A. and Bridle, S L and Bernstein, G M and Dodelson, S. and Drlica-Wagner, A. and Fang, Y. and Gruendl, R A and Hoyle, B. and Huff, E M and Jain, B. and Kirk, D. and Kacprzak, T. and Krawiec, C. and Plazas, A A and Rollins, R P and Rykoff, E S and Sevilla-Noarbe, I. and Soergel, B. and Varga, T N and Abbott, T M C and Abdalla, F B and Allam, S. and Annis, J. and Bechtol, K. and Benoit-Lévy, A. and Bertin, E. and Buckley-Geer, E. and Burke, D L and Carnero Rosell, A. and Kind, M. Carrasco and Carretero, J. and Castander, F J and Crocce, M. and Cunha, C E and D’Andrea, C B and da Costa, L N and Davis, C. and Desai, S. and Diehl, H T and Dietrich, J P and Doel, P. and Eifler, T F and Estrada, J. and Evrard, A E and Neto, A Fausti and Fernandez, E. and Flaugher, B. and Fosalba, P. and Frieman, J. and García-Bellido, J. and Gaztanaga, E. and Gerdes, D W and Giannantonio, T. and Gschwend, J. and Gutierrez, G. and Hartley, W G and Honscheid, K. and James, D J and Jeltema, T. and Johnson, M W G and Johnson, M D and Kuehn, K. and Kuhlmann, S. and Kuropatkin, N. and Lahav, O. and Li, T S and Lima, M. and Maia, M A G and March, M. and Martini, P. and Melchior, P. and Menanteau, F. and Miller, C J and Miquel, R. and Mohr, J J and Neilsen, E. and Nichol, R C and Ogando, R L C and Roe, N. and Romer, A K and Roodman, A. and Sanchez, E. and Scarpine, V. and Schindler, R. and Schubnell, M. and Smith, M. and Smith, R C and Soares-Santos, M. and Sobreira, F. and Suchyta, E. and Swanson, M E C and Tarle, G. and Thomas, D. and Tucker, D L and Vikram, V. and Walker, A R and Wechsler, R H and Zhang, Y.},
abstractNote = {We present two galaxy shape catalogues from the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 data set, covering 1500 square degrees with a median redshift of $0.59$. The catalogues cover two main fields: Stripe 82, and an area overlapping the South Pole Telescope survey region. We describe our data analysis process and in particular our shape measurement using two independent shear measurement pipelines, METACALIBRATION and IM3SHAPE. The METACALIBRATION catalogue uses a Gaussian model with an innovative internal calibration scheme, and was applied to $riz$-bands, yielding 34.8M objects. The IM3SHAPE catalogue uses a maximum-likelihood bulge/disc model calibrated using simulations, and was applied to $r$-band data, yielding 21.9M objects. Both catalogues pass a suite of null tests that demonstrate their fitness for use in weak lensing science. We estimate the 1$\sigma$ uncertainties in multiplicative shear calibration to be $0.013$ and $0.025$ for the METACALIBRATION and IM3SHAPE catalogues, respectively.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/sty2219},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 1,
volume = 481,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Sat Aug 18 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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