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The 6dFGS peculiar velocity field

  • Christopher M. Springob (a1) (a2) (a3), Christina Magoulas (a4), Matthew Colless (a3), D. Heath Jones (a5), Lachlan Campbell (a6), John Lucey (a7), Jeremy Mould (a8) and Pirin Erdoğdu (a9)...

Abstract

The 6dF Galaxy Survey (6dFGS) is an all-southern-sky galaxy survey, including 125,000 redshifts and a Fundamental Plane (FP) subsample of 10,000 peculiar velocities. This makes 6dFGS the largest peculiar-velocity sample to date. We have fitted the FP with a tri-variate Gaussian model using a maximum-likelihood approach, and derive the Bayesian probability distribution of the peculiar velocity for each of the 10,000 galaxies. We fit models of the velocity field, including comparisons to the field predicted from the redshift-survey density field, to derive the values of the redshift-space distortion parameter β, the bulk flow and the residual bulk flow in excess of that predicted from the density field. We compare these results to those derived by other authors and discuss the cosmological implications.

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The 6dFGS peculiar velocity field

  • Christopher M. Springob (a1) (a2) (a3), Christina Magoulas (a4), Matthew Colless (a3), D. Heath Jones (a5), Lachlan Campbell (a6), John Lucey (a7), Jeremy Mould (a8) and Pirin Erdoğdu (a9)...

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