E. Falco

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Washington, D.C., United States

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    ABSTRACT: We present a statistical analysis of the Chandra observation of the source field around the 3C 295 galaxy cluster (z=0.46). Three different methods of analysis, namely a chip by chip logN-logS, a two dimentional Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test, and the angular correlation function (ACF) show a strong overdensity of sources in the North-East of the field, that may indicate a filament of the large scale structure of the Universe toward 3C 295.
    07/2004;
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    ABSTRACT: We present a statistical analysis of the Chandra observation of the source field around the 3C 295 galaxy cluster (z=0.46) aimed at the search for clustering of X-ray sources. We applied three different methods of analysis, all suggesting a strong clustering in the field on scales of a few arcmin. In particular 1) the logN-logS computed separately for the four ACIS-I chips reveals that there is a significant (3.2 sigma in the 0.5-2 keV, 3.3 sigma in the 2-10 keV and 4.0 sigma in the 0.5-10 keV band) excess of sources to the North-North East and a void to the South of the central cluster. 2) the two point, two-dimensional Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test, shows the probability that the sources are uniformly distributed is only a few percent. 3) a strong spatial correlation emerges from the study of the angular correlation function of the field: the angular correlation function (ACF) shows a clear signal on scales of 0.5 - 5 arcmin, correlation angle in the 0.5-7 keV band theta = 8.5^{+6.5}_{-4.5}, 90% confidence limit (assuming a power law ACF with slope gamma=1.8). This correlation angle is 2 times higher than that of a sample of 8 ACIS-I field at the 2.5 sigma confidence level. The above scales translate to 0.2 - 2 Mpc at the cluster redshift, higher than the typical cluster core radius, and more similar to the size of a ``filament'' of the large scale structure. Comment: 12 pages, 20 .ps figures, accepted for pubblication in A&A
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 03/2004;
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    ABSTRACT: We present a statistical analysis of the Chandra observation of the source field around the 3C 295 galaxy cluster ($z=0.46$). The logN-logS of this field is in good agreement with that computed for the Chandra Deep Field South in this work and in previous ones. Nevertheless, the logN-logS computed separately for the four ACIS-I chips reveals that there is a significant excess of sources to the North-North East and a void to the South of the central cluster. Such an asymmetric distribution is confirmed by the two-dimensional Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, which excludes ($P \sim 3%$) a uniform distribution. In addition, a strong spatial correlation emerges from the study of the angular correlation function of the field: the angular correlation function is above that expected for X-ray sources on a few arcmin scales. In synthesis, the present analysis may indicate a filament of the large scale structure of the Universe toward 3C 295. This kind of studies may open-up a new way to map (with high efficiency) high-density peaks of large scale structures at high-z. Comment: 4 pages, 6 ps figures, to appear in the proceedings of the "The Restless High Energy Universe" Workshop, Amsterdam, May 5-8, 2003
    Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 10/2003; · 0.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present a statistical analysis of the Chandra observation of the source field around the 3C 295 galaxy cluster ($z=0.46$). Three different methods of analysis, namely a chip by chip logN-logS, a two dimentional Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) test, and the angular correlation function (ACF) show a strong overdensity of sources in the North-East of the field, that may indicate a filament of the large scale structure of the Universe toward 3C 295. Comment: 2 pages, 4 postscript figures; to appear in the proceedings of the "Multiwavelength Cosmology" workshop, Mykonos, Greece, 2003, June 17-21
    10/2003;