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Planck Early Results XI. Calibration of the local galaxy cluster Sunyaev-Zeldovich scaling relations

Planck Early Results XI. Calibration of the local galaxy cluster Sunyaev-Zeldovich scaling relations

Publication date: 01 December 2011

Authors: Planck Collaboration

Journal: Astronomy & Astrophysics
Volume: 536
Year: 2011

Copyright: ESO, 2011

We present precise Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect measurements in the direction of 62 nearby galaxy clusters (z <0.5) detected at high signal-to-noise in the first Planck all-sky dataset. The sample spans approximately a decade in total mass, 2 x 1014 Mo< M500<2 x 1015 Mo, where M500 is the mass corresponding to a total density contrast of 500. Combining these high quality Planck measurements with deep XMM-Newton X-ray data, we investigate the relations between DA2 Y500, the integrated Compton parameter due to the SZ effect, and the X-ray-derived gas mass Mg,500, temperature TX, luminosity LX,500, SZ signal analogue YX,500 = Mg,500 x TX, and total mass M500. After correction for the effect of selection bias on the scaling relations, we find results that are in excellent agreement with both X-ray predictions and recently-published ground-based data derived from smaller samples. The present data yield an exceptionally robust, high-quality local reference, and illustrate Planck's unique capabilities for all-sky statistical studies of galaxy clusters.

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