Cosmic Variance and Its Effect on the Luminosity Function Determination in Deep High z Surveys

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We study cosmic variance in deep high redshift surveys and its influence on<lb>the determination of the luminosity function for high redshift galaxies. For sev-<lb>eral survey geometries relevant for HST and JWST instruments, we characterize<lb>the distribution of the galaxy number counts. This is obtained by means of ana-<lb>lytic estimates via the two… (More)

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