The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Observational systematics and baryon acoustic oscillations in the correlation function

14 Oct 2016 Ross Ashley J. Beutler Florian Chuang Chia-Hsun Pellejero-Ibanez Marcos Seo Hee-Jong Vargas-Magana Mariana Cuesta Antonio J. Percival Will J. Burden Angela Sanchez Ariel G. Grieb Jan Niklas Reid Beth Brownstein Joel R. Dawson Kyle S. Eisenstein Daniel J. Ho Shirley Kitaura Francisco-Shu Nichol Robert C. Olmstead Matthew D. Prada Francisco Rodriguez-Torres Sergio A. Saito Shun Salazar-Albornoz Salvador Schneider Donald P. Thomas Daniel Tinker Jeremy Tojeiro Rita Wang Yuting White Martin Zhao Gong-bo

We present baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) scale measurements determined from the clustering of 1.2 million massive galaxies with redshifts 0.2 < z < 0.75 distributed over 9300 square degrees, as quantified by their redshift-space correlation function. In order to facilitate these measurements, we define, describe, and motivate the selection function for galaxies in the final data release (DR12) of the SDSS III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)... (read more)

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