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Title: COSMOGRAPHY OF THE LOCAL UNIVERSE

The large-scale structure of the universe is a complex web of clusters, filaments, and voids. Its properties are informed by galaxy redshift surveys and measurements of peculiar velocities. Wiener filter reconstructions recover three-dimensional velocity and total density fields. The richness of the elements of our neighborhood is revealed with sophisticated visualization tools. A key component of this paper is an accompanying movie which can be viewed and downloaded at http://vimeo.com/pomarede/cosmography. The ability to translate and zoom helps the viewer follow structures in three dimensions and grasp the relationships between features on different scales while retaining a sense of orientation. The ability to dissolve between scenes provides a technique for comparing different information such as the observed distribution of galaxies, smoothed representations of the distribution accounting for selection effects, observed peculiar velocities, smoothed and modeled representations of those velocities, and inferred underlying density fields. The agreement between the large-scale structure seen in redshift surveys and that inferred from reconstructions based on the radial peculiar velocities of galaxies strongly supports the standard model of cosmology where structure forms from gravitational instabilities and galaxies form at the bottom of potential wells.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. University of Lyon, UCB Lyon 1/CNRS/IN2P3, IPN Lyon (France)
  2. CEA/IRFU, Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  3. Institute for Astronomy (IFA), University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, HI 96822 (United States)
  4. Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904 (Israel)
  5. Lycee International, F-38300 Nivolas-vermelle (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22136535
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online); Journal Volume: 146; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMOLOGICAL MODELS; DISTRIBUTION; FILAMENTS; GALAXIES; GALAXY CLUSTERS; GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY; RED SHIFT; STANDARD MODEL; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; UNIVERSE; VOIDS