The atacama cosmology telescope: The laboca/act survey of clusters at all redshifts

Robert R. Lindner, Paula Aguirre, Andrew J. Baker, J. Richard Bond, Devin Crichton, Mark J. Devlin, Thomas Essinger-Hileman, Patricio Gallardo, Megan B. Gralla, Matt Hilton, Adam D. Hincks, Kevin M. Huffenberger, John P. Hughes, Leopoldo Infante, Marcos Lima, Tobias A. Marriage, Felipe Menanteau, Michael D. Niemack, Lyman A. Page, Benjamin L. SchmittNeelima Sehgal, J. L. Sievers, Cristóbal Sifón, Suzanne T. Staggs, Daniel Swetz, Axel Weiß, Edward J. Wollack

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We present a multi-wavelength analysis of 11 Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect (SZE)-selected galaxy clusters (10 with new data) from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) southern survey. We have obtained new imaging from the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (345 GHz; LABOCA) on the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array (2.1 GHz; ATCA), and the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (250, 350, and 500 μm; SPIRE) on the Herschel Space Observatory.24 Spatially resolved 345 GHz SZE increments with integrated signal-to-noise ratio are found in six clusters. We compute 2.1 GHz number counts as a function of cluster-centric radius and find significant enhancements in the counts of bright sources at projected radii . By extrapolating in frequency, we predict that the combined signals from 2.1 GHz-selected radio sources and 345 GHz-selected submillimeter galaxies (SMGs) contaminate the 148 GHz SZE decrement signal by ∼5% and the 345 GHz SZE increment by ∼18%. After removing radio source and SMG emission from the SZE signals, we use ACT, LABOCA, and (in some cases) new Herschel SPIRE imaging to place constraints on the clusters' peculiar velocities. The sample's average peculiar velocity relative to the cosmic microwave background is .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number79
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 20 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • cosmology: observations
  • galaxies: clusters: general
  • submillimeter: galaxies
  • submillimeter: general


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