COSMOS X-ray galaxy groups catalog release

August 30, 2019


Galaxy groups and clusters are important systems for cosmology and galaxy evolution. The COSMOS survey has offered a unique data set to study the evolution of galaxy groups and clusters as well as their constituent galaxies.

In the latest contribution to this project, Dr. Gozaliasl and his collaborators provide a catalog of X-ray selected groups and clusters based on XMM and deep Chandra observations which offer an unprecedented spatial resolution in X-ray, thus allowing the most accurate location for the group/cluster core. As such an accurate position becomes available they focus on the offset between the X-ray peaks and the position of the brightest group galaxies (BGGs).

Such observations are highly valuable for the cosmological simulations by an offering additional constraint for the predictions. The BGG offset decreases with both increasing halo mass and decreasing redshift with no strong dependence on the X-ray flux and SNR.

For more information, check out the full paper and the catalog of groups.