Validation of emission-line galaxies target selection algorithms for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument using the MMT Binospec

  title={Validation of emission-line galaxies target selection algorithms for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument using the MMT Binospec},
  author={Tanveer Karim and Jae Hyeon Lee and Daniel J. Eisenstein and Etienne Burtin and John Moustakas and Anand Raichoor and Ch. Y{\`e}che},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The forthcoming Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) experiment plans to measure the effects of dark energy on the expansion of the Universe and create a $3$D map of the Universe using galaxies up to $z \sim 1.6$ and QSOs up to $z \sim 3.5$. In order to create this map, DESI will obtain spectroscopic redshifts of over $30$ million objects; among them, a majority are \oii emitting star-forming galaxies known as emission-line galaxies (ELGs). These ELG targets will be pre-selected by… 
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