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Title: THE MASSIVE DISTANT CLUSTERS OF WISE SURVEY: THE FIRST DISTANT GALAXY CLUSTER DISCOVERED BY WISE

Abstract

We present spectroscopic confirmation of a z = 0.99 galaxy cluster discovered using data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). This is the first z {approx} 1 cluster candidate from the Massive Distant Clusters of WISE Survey to be confirmed. It was selected as an overdensity of probable z {approx}> 1 sources using a combination of WISE and Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR8 photometric catalogs. Deeper follow-up imaging data from Subaru and WIYN reveal the cluster to be a rich system of galaxies, and multi-object spectroscopic observations from Keck confirm five cluster members at z = 0.99. The detection and confirmation of this cluster represents a first step toward constructing a uniformly selected sample of distant, high-mass galaxy clusters over the full extragalactic sky using WISE data.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]; ;  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9]
  1. Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, 211 Bryant Space Center, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)
  2. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States)
  3. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, 5110 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 (United States)
  5. Department of Physics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 (United States)
  6. Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology 100-22, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)
  7. George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, 77843-4242 (United States)
  8. Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 650 North A'ohoku Place, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States)
  9. UCLA Astronomy, P.O. Box 951547, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22078453
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 759; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8205
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CATALOGS; DETECTION; GALAXY CLUSTERS; INFRARED SURVEYS; MASS; PHOTOMETRY

Citation Formats

Gettings, Daniel P., Gonzalez, Anthony H., Mancone, Conor, Stanford, S. Adam, Eisenhardt, Peter R. M., Stern, Daniel, Brodwin, Mark, Zeimann, Gregory R., Masci, Frank J., Papovich, Casey, Tanaka, Ichi, and Wright, Edward L. THE MASSIVE DISTANT CLUSTERS OF WISE SURVEY: THE FIRST DISTANT GALAXY CLUSTER DISCOVERED BY WISE. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L23.
Gettings, Daniel P., Gonzalez, Anthony H., Mancone, Conor, Stanford, S. Adam, Eisenhardt, Peter R. M., Stern, Daniel, Brodwin, Mark, Zeimann, Gregory R., Masci, Frank J., Papovich, Casey, Tanaka, Ichi, & Wright, Edward L. THE MASSIVE DISTANT CLUSTERS OF WISE SURVEY: THE FIRST DISTANT GALAXY CLUSTER DISCOVERED BY WISE. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L23.
Gettings, Daniel P., Gonzalez, Anthony H., Mancone, Conor, Stanford, S. Adam, Eisenhardt, Peter R. M., Stern, Daniel, Brodwin, Mark, Zeimann, Gregory R., Masci, Frank J., Papovich, Casey, Tanaka, Ichi, and Wright, Edward L. Thu . "THE MASSIVE DISTANT CLUSTERS OF WISE SURVEY: THE FIRST DISTANT GALAXY CLUSTER DISCOVERED BY WISE". United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L23.
@article{osti_22078453,
title = {THE MASSIVE DISTANT CLUSTERS OF WISE SURVEY: THE FIRST DISTANT GALAXY CLUSTER DISCOVERED BY WISE},
author = {Gettings, Daniel P. and Gonzalez, Anthony H. and Mancone, Conor and Stanford, S. Adam and Eisenhardt, Peter R. M. and Stern, Daniel and Brodwin, Mark and Zeimann, Gregory R. and Masci, Frank J. and Papovich, Casey and Tanaka, Ichi and Wright, Edward L.},
abstractNote = {We present spectroscopic confirmation of a z = 0.99 galaxy cluster discovered using data from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). This is the first z {approx} 1 cluster candidate from the Massive Distant Clusters of WISE Survey to be confirmed. It was selected as an overdensity of probable z {approx}> 1 sources using a combination of WISE and Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR8 photometric catalogs. Deeper follow-up imaging data from Subaru and WIYN reveal the cluster to be a rich system of galaxies, and multi-object spectroscopic observations from Keck confirm five cluster members at z = 0.99. The detection and confirmation of this cluster represents a first step toward constructing a uniformly selected sample of distant, high-mass galaxy clusters over the full extragalactic sky using WISE data.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/759/1/L23},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
issn = {2041-8205},
number = 1,
volume = 759,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}