Mock catalogs for the DEEP2 redshift survey

Renbin Yan, Martin White, Alison L. Coil

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We present a set of mock redshift catalogs, constructed from N-body simulations, designed to mimic the DEEP2 survey. Galaxies with a range of luminosities are placed within virialized halos in the simulation using a variant of the halo model. The halo model parameters are chosen to reproduce local clustering and abundance data and are assumed to be independent of redshift. This allows us to predict the luminosity function, two-point correlation function, luminosity- and scale-dependent bias, redshift space distortions, and so on, of our galaxies at higher redshifts. We show that the low-order clustering properties are consistent with preliminary DEEP2 data. The catalogs can be used to evaluate the selection effects of the survey and to test new algorithms and statistics that are to be used in the analysis of DEEP2 data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-750
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004


  • Cosmology: theory
  • Galaxies: high-redshift
  • Large-scale structure of universe
  • Methods: n-body simulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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