AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 77. Large Scale Structure with the SDSS
Special Session Oral, Thursday, June 6, 2002, 10:00-11:30am, Ballroom A

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[77.02] Clustering in the SDSS Redshift Survey

I. Zehavi (University of Chicago), M.R. Blanton (New York University), J.A. Frieman (University of Chicago/Fermilab), D.H. Weinberg (Ohio State University), SDSS Collaboration

We present measurements of clustering in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) galaxy redshift survey. Our current sample consists of roughly 80,000 galaxies with redshifts in the range 0.02 < z < 0.2, covering about 1200 square degrees. We measure the clustering in redshift space and in real space. The two-dimensional correlation function \xi(rp,\pi) shows clear signatures of redshift distortions, both the small-scale ``fingers-of-God'' effect and the large-scale compression. The inferred real-space correlation function is well described by a power law. The SDSS is especially suitable for investigating the dependence of clustering on galaxy properties, due to the wealth of information in the photometric survey. We focus on the dependence of clustering on color and on luminosity.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: iditz@fnal.gov

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