Volume 455, Number 2, August IV 2006
|Page(s)||441 - 451|
|Published online||04 August 2006|
Weak lensing measurements of dark matter halos of galaxies from COMBO-17
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
2 Institut für Astrophysik und Extraterrestrische Forschung, Universität Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany
3 Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Bldg., University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH, UK
4 School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, 5 The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3YB, UK
5 Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
Accepted: 19 April 2006
We present mass estimates for dark matter halos around galaxies from the COMBO-17 survey using weak gravitational lensing. COMBO-17, with photometry in 17 optical filters, provides precise photometric redshifts and spectral classification for objects with . This permits to select and sort lens and source galaxies by their redshifts and lens luminosity or color, which bypasses many uncertainties in other weak lensing analyses arising from broadly estimated source and lens redshifts. We study the shear created by dark matter halos around 12 000 galaxy lenses at redshifts by fitting the mass normalization of either singular isothermal spheres (SIS) or Navarro-Frenk-White (NFW) profiles to background source orientations around the whole lens sample. We also consider halos around blue and red subsamples separately and constrain the scaling of halo mass with light. For the NFW model, we find virial masses for blue and for red galaxies of , respectively. The 1-σ uncertainty on for the whole lens sample is about 0.2. We compare our results to those obtained from the Red-Sequence Cluster Survey (RCS) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Taking differences in the actual modelling into account, we find very good agreement with these surveys.
Key words: gravitational lensing / galaxies: fundamental parameters / galaxies: statistics / cosmology: dark matter
© ESO, 2006
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