Subaru weak lensing measurement of a z = 0.81 cluster discovered by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Survey

Hironao Miyatake, Atsushi J. Nishizawa, Masahiro Takada, Rachel Mandelbaum, Sogo Mineo, Hiroaki Aihara, David N. Spergel, Steven J. Bickerton, J. Richard Bond, Megan Gralla, Amir Hajian, Matt Hilton, Adam D. Hincks, John P. Hughes, Leopoldo Infante, Yen Ting Lin, Robert H. Lupton, Tobias A. Marriage, Danica Marsden, Felipe MenanteauSatoshi Miyazaki, Kavilan Moodley, Michael D. Niemack, Masamune Oguri, Paul A. Price, Erik D. Reese, Cristóbal Sifón, Edward J. Wollack, Naoki Yasuda

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We present a Subaru weak lensing measurement ofACT-CL J0022.2-0036, one of themost luminous, high-redshift (z = 0.81) Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) clusters discovered in the 268 deg2 equatorial region survey of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope that overlaps with Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Stripe 82 field. Ours is the first weak lensing study with Subaru at such high redshifts. For the weak lensing analysis using i'-band images, we use a model-fitting (Gauss-Laguerre shapelet) method to measure shapes of galaxy images, where we fit galaxy images in different exposures simultaneously to obtain best-fitting ellipticities taking into account the different point spread functions (PSFs) in each exposure. We also take into account the astrometric distortion effect on galaxy images by performing the model fitting in the world coordinate system. To select background galaxies behind the cluster at z = 0.81, we use photometric redshift estimates for every galaxy derived from the co-added images of multi-passband Br'i'z'Y, with PSF matching/homogenization. After a photometric redshift cut for background galaxy selection, we detect the tangential weak lensing distortion signal with a total signal-tonoise ratio of about 3.7. By fitting a Navarro-Frenk-White model to the measured shear profile,we find the cluster mass to be M200-ρm = [7.5-2.8+3.2(stat.)-0.6+1.3(sys.)]×1014M h-1. The weak lensing-derived mass is consistent with previous mass estimates based on the SZ observation, with assumptions of hydrostatic equilibrium and virial theorem, as well as with scaling relations between SZ signal and mass derived from weak lensing, X-ray and velocity dispersion, within the measurement errors. We also show that the existence of ACT-CL J0022.2-0036 at z = 0.81 is consistent with the cluster abundance prediction of the Λ-dominated cold dark matter structure formation model. We thus demonstrate the capability of Subaru-type ground-based images for studying weak lensing of high-redshift clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3627-3644
Number of pages18
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 11 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Cosmology: observation
  • Galaxies: clusters: individual: ACT-CL J0022.2-0036
  • Gravitational lensing: weak


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