Higher Order Statistics from the Edinburgh/Durham Southern Galaxy Catalogue Survey. I. Counts in Cells
Abstract
Counts in cells are used to analyze the higher order properties of the statistics of the Edinburgh Durham Southern Galaxy Catalogue Survey (EDSGC). The probability distribution is obtained from an equal area projection source catalog with infinite oversampling over the range 0.015^deg^  2^deg^. The factorial moments of the resulting distribution and the S_N_'s characterizing the nonGaussian nature of the distribution are extracted. These results are compared to previous results from the Automatic Plate Measuring Facility (APM) survey and to theoretical results from perturbation theory. The deprojected threedimensional values corresponding to the S_N_'s are also determined. We find that the threedimensional values match the scaling relation for strongly nonlinear clustering found in Nbody simulations remarkably well, which suggests that the galaxies are reliable tracers of the underlying mass distribution.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 December 1996
 DOI:
 10.1086/178123
 arXiv:
 arXiv:astroph/9606097
 Bibcode:
 1996ApJ...473...15S
 Keywords:

 COSMOLOGY: THEORY;
 GALAXIES: CLUSTERS: GENERAL;
 COSMOLOGY: LARGESCALE STRUCTURE OF UNIVERSE;
 Astrophysics
 EPrint:
 uuencode gzipped tarred texfiles (paper+table) and 5 postscript figures, accepted for ApJ