Defining a weak lensing experiment in space

@article{Cropper2013DefiningAW,
  title={Defining a weak lensing experiment in space},
  author={Mark S. Cropper and Henk Hoekstra and Thomas D. Kitching and Richard J. Massey and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Amiaux and Lance Miller and Yannick Mellier and Jason D. Rhodes and Barnaby T.P. Rowe and S. Pires and Curtis J Saxton and Roberto Scaramella},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={431},
  pages={3103-3126}
}
This paper describes the definition of a typical next-generation space-based weak gravitational lensing experiment. We first adopt a set of top-level science requirements from the literature, based on the scale and depth of the galaxy sample, and the avoidance of systematic effects in the measurements which would bias the derived shear values. We then identify and categorize the contributing factors to the systematic effects, combining them with the correct weighting, in such a way as to fit… Expand
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