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Title: redMaPPer II: X-ray and SZ performance benchmarks for the SDSS catalog

We evaluate the performance of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR8 redMaPPer photometric cluster catalog by comparing it to overlapping X-ray- and Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ)-selected catalogs from the literature. We confirm that the redMaPPer photometric redshifts are nearly unbiased ((Δz) ≤ 0.005), have low scatter (σ {sub z} ≈ 0.006-0.02, depending on redshift), and have a low catastrophic failure rate (≈1%). Both the T{sub X} -λ and M {sub gas}-λ scaling relations are consistent with a mass scatter of σ{sub ln} {sub M|λ} ≈ 25%, albeit with a ≈1% outlier rate due to projection effects (λ is the cluster richness estimated employed by redMaPPer). This failure rate is somewhat lower than that expected for the full cluster sample but is consistent with the additional selection effects introduced by our reliance on X-ray and SZ selected reference cluster samples. Where the redMaPPer DR8 catalog is volume-limited (z ≤ 0.35), the catalog is 100% complete above T{sub X} ≳ 3.5 keV, and L{sub X} ≳ 2 × 10{sup 44} erg s{sup –1}, decreasing to 90% completeness at L{sub X} ≈ 10{sup 43} erg s{sup –1}. All rich (λ ≳ 100), low-redshift (z ≲ 0.25) redMaPPer clusters are X-ray-detected in the ROSAT Allmore » Sky Survey, and 86% of the clusters are correctly centered. Compared to other SDSS photometric cluster catalogs, redMaPPer has the highest completeness and purity, and the best photometric redshift performance, though some algorithms do achieve comparable performance to redMaPPer in subsets of the above categories and/or in limited redshift ranges. The redMaPPer richness is clearly the one that best correlates with X-ray temperature and gas mass. Most algorithms (including redMaPPer) have very similar centering performance as tested by comparing against X-ray centers, with only one exception which performs worse.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22351586
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 783; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ALGORITHMS; BENCHMARKS; CATALOGS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EXCEPTIONS; GALAXY CLUSTERS; KEV RANGE; MASS; RED SHIFT; SCALING; SKY; X RADIATION