The Gravitational Shear–intrinsic Ellipticity Correlation Functions of Luminous Red Galaxies in Observation and in the Λcdm Model


We examine whether the gravitational shear–intrinsic ellipticity (GI) correlation function of the luminous red galaxies (LRGs) can be modeled with the distribution function of a misalignment angle advocated recently by Okumura et al. For this purpose, we have accurately measured the GI correlation for the LRGs in the Data Release 6 (DR6) of the Sloan… (More)


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