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Title: Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Curved-Sky Weak Lensing Mass Map

We construct the largest curved-sky galaxy weak lensing mass map to date from the DES firstyear (DES Y1) data. The map, about 10 times larger than previous work, is constructed over a contiguous ≈1;500 deg 2, covering a comoving volume of ≈10 Gpc 3. The effects of masking, sampling, and noise are tested using simulations. We generate weak lensing maps from two DES Y1 shear catalogs, METACALIBRATION and IM3SHAPE, with sources at redshift 0:2 < z < 1:3; and in each of four bins in this range. In the highest signal-to-noise map, the ratio between the mean signal-to-noise in the E-mode and the B-mode map is ~1.5 (~2) when smoothed with a Gaussian filter of sG =30 (80) arcminutes. The second and third moments of the convergence k in the maps are in agreement with simulations. We also find no significant correlation of k with maps of potential systematic contaminants. Finally, we demonstrate two applications of the mass maps: (1) cross-correlation with different foreground tracers of mass and (2) exploration of the largest peaks and voids in the maps.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-114271-2017-JA; FERMILAB-PUB-17-295-AE; arXiv:1708.01535
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; AC02-07CH11359
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 475; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Royal Astronomical Society
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
DES Collaboration; DES
Country of Publication:
United States
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1398806