CARS: the CFHTLS-Archive-Research Survey*
II. Weighing dark matter halos of Lyman-break galaxies at z = 3–5
Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, Niels Bohrweg 2, 2333CA Leiden, The Netherlands e-mail: email@example.com
2 Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn, Germany
3 University of British Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1, Canada
4 The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
5 Spitzer Science Center, 314-6, California Institute of Technology, 1201 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA
Accepted: 18 March 2009
Aims. We measure the clustering properties for a large samples of u- (), g- (), and r- () dropouts from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS) Deep fields.
Methods. Photometric redshift distributions along with simulations allow us to de-project the angular correlation measurements and estimate physical quantities such as the correlation length, halo mass, galaxy bias, and halo occupation as a function of UV luminosity.
Results. For the first time we detect a significant one-halo term in the correlation function at . The comoving correlation lengths and halo masses of LBGs are found to decrease with decreasing rest-frame UV-luminosity. No significant redshift evolution is found in either quantity. The typical halo mass hosting an LBG is and the halos are typically occupied by less than one galaxy. Clustering segregation with UV luminosity is clearly observed in the dropout samples, however redshift evolution cannot clearly be disentangled from systematic uncertainties introduced by the redshift distributions. We study a range of possible redshift distributions to illustrate the effect of this choice. Spectroscopy of representative subsamples is required to make high-accuracy absolute measurements of high-z halo masses.
Key words: techniques: photometric / galaxies: evolution / galaxies: halos / galaxies: high-redshift
Based on observations obtained with MegaPrime/MegaCam, a joint project of CFHT and CEA/DAPNIA, at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) which is operated by the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, the Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) of France, and the University of Hawaii. This work is based in part on data products produced at TERAPIX and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre as part of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey, a collaborative project of NRC and CNRS. Based on zCOSMOS and VVDS observations carried out using the Very Large Telescope at the ESO Paranal Observatory under Programme IDs: LP175.A-0839 and 070.A-9007. Based on DEEP2 observations obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory. Funding for the DEEP2 survey has been provided by NSF grants AST95-09298, AST-0071048, AST-0071198, AST-0507428, and AST-0507483 as well as NASA LTSA grant NNG04GC89G.
© ESO, 2009