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Defining a weak lensing experiment in space

Abstract:

This paper describes the definition of a typical next-generation space-based weak gravitational lensing experiment. We first adopt a set of top-level science requirements from the literature, based on the scale and depth of the galaxy sample, and the avoidance of systematic effects in the measurements which would bias the derived shear values. We then identify and categorise the contributing factors to the systematic effects, combining them with the correct weighting, in such a way as to fit ...

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10.1093/mnras/stt384

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Journal:
MNRAS 431 (2013), 3103
Volume:
431
Issue:
4
Pages:
3103-3126
Publication date:
2012-10-29
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
Source identifiers:
357347
Language:
English
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2013-11-17