We report a highly significant (>10sigma) spatial correlation between galaxies with S350 mum >= 30 mJy detected in the equatorial fields of the Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey (H-ATLAS) with estimated redshifts ≳ 1.5, and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) or Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) galaxies at 0.2 <= z <= 0.6. The significance of the cross-correlation is much higher than those reported so far for samples with non-overlapping redshift distributions selected in other wavebands. Extensive, realistic simulations of clustered sub-mm galaxies amplified by foreground structures confirm that the cross-correlation can be explained by weak gravitational lensing (mu < 2). The simulations also show that the measured amplitude and range of angular scales of the signal are larger than can be accounted for by galaxy-galaxy weak lensing. However, for scales ≲ 2 arcmin, the signal can be reproduced if SDSS/GAMA galaxies act as signposts of galaxy groups/clusters with halo masses in the range 1013.2-1014.5 M&sun;. The signal detected on larger scales appears to reflect the clustering of such haloes.
|Titolo:||Herschel-ATLAS/GAMA: SDSS cross-correlation induced by weak lensing|
|Autori:||González-Nuevo, J.; Lapi, A.; Negrello, M.; Danese, L; De Zotti, G; Amber, S; Baes, M; Bland-Hawthorn, J; Bourne, N; Brough, S; Bussmann, R S; Cai, Z-Y; Cooray, A; Driver, S P; Dunne, L; Dye, S; Eales, S; Ibar, E; Ivison, R; Liske, J; Loveday, J; Maddox, S; Michalowski, M J; Robotham, A S G; Scott, D; Smith, M W L; Valiante, E; Xia, J-Q|
|Rivista:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1093/mnras/stu1041|
|Fulltext via DOI:||10.1093/mnras/stu1041|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|