Searching for galaxy clusters in the VST-KIDS survey

KiDS collaboration, M. Radovich*, E. Puddu, F. Bellagamba, L. Moscardini, M. Roncarelli, F. Getman, A. Grado, Valeria Amaro, Alexandra Amon, Douglas Applegate, Marika Asgari, Kor Begeman, Andrey Belikov, Maciej Bilicki, Chris Blake, Martin Borstad Eriksen, Danny Boxhoorn, Massimo Brescia, Margot BrouwerHugo Buddelmeijer, Axel Buddendiek, Marcello Cacciato, Yanchuan Cai, Massimo Capaccioli, Stefano Cavuoti, Elisa Chisari, Ami Choi, Oliver Mark Cordes, Giovanni Covone, Massimo Dal’Ora, Jelte De Jong, Andrej Dvornik, Alastair Edge, Thomas Erben, Ian Fenech Conti, Jeroen Franse, Christos Georgiou, Benjamin Giblin, Joachim Harnois Déraps, Ewout Helmich, Ricardo Herbonnet, Leon Koopmans, John McFarland, Nicola Napolitano, Reynier Peletier, Gert Sikkema, Crescenzo Tortora, Edwin Valentijn, Gijs Verdoes Kleijn, Willem Jan Vriend

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We present the methods and first results of the search for galaxy clusters in the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS). The adopted algorithm and the criterium for selecting the member galaxies are illustrated. Here we report the preliminary results obtained over a small area (7 deg2), and the comparison of our cluster candidates with those found in the c and SZ Planck catalogues; the analysis to a larger area (148 deg2) is currently in progress. By the KiDS cluster search, we expect to increase the completeness of the clusters catalogue to z = 0.6–0.7 compared to RedMapper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys - A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli
EditorsGiuseppe Longo, Maurizio Paolillo, Nicola R. Napolitano, Marcella Marconi, Enrichetta Iodice
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-19330-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-19329-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 25-Nov-201428-Nov-2014

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605


ConferenceConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014


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