Cosmological Constraints from the Red-Sequence Cluster Survey

  title={Cosmological Constraints from the Red-Sequence Cluster Survey},
  author={Michael D. Gladders and Howard K. C. Yee and Subhabrata Majumdar and L. Felipe Barrientos and Henk Hoekstra and Patrick B. Hall and Leopoldo Infante},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We present a first cosmological analysis of a refined cluster catalog from the Red-Sequence Cluster Survey (RCS). The input cluster sample is derived from the deepest 72.07 deg2 of the RCS images, which probe to the highest redshift and lowest mass limits. The catalog contains 956 clusters over 0.35 < z < 0.95, limited by cluster richness and richness error. The calibration of the survey images has been extensively cross-checked against publicly available Sloan Digital Sky Survey imaging, and… 

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