Markov chain Monte Carlo joint analysis of chandra X-ray imaging spectroscopy and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect data

  title={Markov chain Monte Carlo joint analysis of chandra X-ray imaging spectroscopy and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect data},
  author={Massimiliano Bonamente and Marshall K. Joy and J. E. Carlstrom and Erik D. Reese and Samuel J. LaRoque},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect data can be combined to determine the distance to galaxy clusters. High-resolution X-ray data are now available from Chandra, which provides both spatial and spectral information, and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect data were obtained from the BIMA and Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) arrays. We introduce a Markov Chain Monte Carlo procedure for the joint analysis of X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect data. The advantages of this method are the high… 

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