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The Red-Sequence Cluster Survey

@article{Gladders2000TheRC,
  title={The Red-Sequence Cluster Survey},
  author={Michael D. Gladders and Howard K. C. Yee},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2000}
}
The Red-Sequence Cluster Surveys (RCS-1 and RCS-2) are large optical imaging surveys optimized to create well-characterized catalogs of clusters of galaxies up to a redshift of ~1. We describe our first cosmological analysis, using the self-calibration technique, of a cluster sample of ~1000 from the 90 sq. deg RCS-1, using optical richness as a mass proxy. We obtain values for the cosmological parameters $\Omega_m$ and $\sigma_8$ that are in excellent agreement with the year-three WMAP results… 

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