AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 48 Galaxy Evolution and Galaxy Clustering in the NDWFS' Bootes Field
Topical Session, Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 603/605/607

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[48.09] The Spatial Clustering of Galaxies in Boötes

M.J.I. Brown, B.T. Jannuzi, A. Dey, T.R. Lauer (NOAO), G.P. Tiede (Bowling Green)

We have completed preliminary studies of the spatial clustering of 0.3 < z < 0.9 red galaxies and 0.8 < z < 1.6 Extremely Red Objects, using the initial 1.2 square degree data release of Bootes. Using photometric redshifts verified with spectroscopy, we have measured the clustering of galaxies selected as a function of restframe color, luminosity and redshift. The spatial clustering (in comoving coordinates) of red galaxies is similar to the clustering of z < 0.3 red galaxies from the 2dF and SDSS. The clustering of red galaxies with redshift is consistent with hierarchical models of galaxy and structure formation, but the full survey area is required for robust tests of these models. Preliminary results using the entire Bootes field will be presented.

Our research is supported by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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