Galaxy Clustering in Early Sloan Digital Sky Survey Redshift Data

  title={Galaxy Clustering in Early Sloan Digital Sky Survey Redshift Data},
  author={Idit Zehavi and Michael Blanton and Joshua A. Frieman and David H. Weinberg and Houjun J. Mo and Michael A. Strauss and Scott F. Anderson and James Annis and Neta A. Bahcall and Mariangela Bernardi and JohnW. Briggs and Jon Brinkmann and Scott M. Burles and Larry Carey and Francisco Javier Castander and Andrew J. Connolly and Istv{\'a}n Csabai and Julianne J. Dalcanton and Scott Dodelson and Mamoru Doi and Daniel J. Eisenstein and Michael L. Evans and Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Scott Friedman and Masataka Fukugita and James E. Gunn and Greg S. Hennessy and Robert B. Hindsley and Željko Ivezic̀ and Stephen D Kent and Gillian R. Knapp and Richard Kron and Peter Z. Kunszt and Donald Q. Lamb and R. French Leger and Daniel C. Long and Jon N. Loveday and Robert H. Lupton and AveryMeiksin and AronneMerrelli and Jeffrey A. Munn and V. Narayanan and Matt Newcomb and Robert C. Nichol and Russell N. Owen and John Peoples and A. Pope and ConstanceM. Rockosi and David Schlegel and Donald P. Schneider and Rom{\'a}n Scoccimarro and Ravi K. Sheth and Walter A. Siegmund and Stephen Smee and Yehuda Snir and Albert Stebbins and Christopher Stoughton and Mark SubbaRao and Alexander S. Szalay and Istvan Szapudi and Max Tegmark and Douglas L. Tucker and Alan Uomoto and Dan Vanden Berk and Michael S. E. Vogeley and PatrickWaddell and Brian Yanny and Donald G. York},
We present the first measurements of clustering in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) galaxy redshift survey. Our sample consists of 29,300 galaxies with redshifts 5700 km s 1 cz 39; 000 km s 1, distributed in several long but narrow (2=5–5 ) segments, covering 690 deg2. For the full, flux-limited sample, the redshiftspace correlation length is approximately 8 h 1 Mpc. The two-dimensional correlation function ðrp; Þ shows clear signatures of both the small-scale, ‘‘ fingers-of-God… CONTINUE READING