Dark Energy Survey Year 1: An independent E/B-mode cosmic shear analysis

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Abstract

We present an independent cosmic shear analysis of the non-cosmological B-mode distortions within the public first year data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES). We find no significant detection of B-modes in a full tomographic analysis of the primary METACALIBRATION shear catalogue. This is in contrast to the secondary IM3SHAPE shear catalogue, where we detect B- modes at a significance of $\sim 3\sigma$ with a pattern that is consistent with the B-mode signature of a repeating additive shear bias across the survey. We use the COSEBIs statistic to cleanly separate the B-modes from the gravitational lensing signal (E-modes). We find good agreement between the measured E-modes and their theoretical expectation given the DES cosmological parameter constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L59–L63
Number of pages5
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
Volume484
Issue number1
Early online date12 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • astro-ph.CO

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