Large-scale power spectrum from the ENEAR galaxy peculiar velocity catalog

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We estimate the mass density fluctuations power spectrum (PS) on large scales by applying a maximum likelihood technique to the peculiar velocity data of the recently completed redshift-distance survey of early-type galaxies (hereafter ENEAR). Parametric CDM-like models for the PS are assumed, and the best fit parameters are determined by maximizing the probability of the model given the measured peculiar velocities of the galaxies, their distances and estimated errors. The method has been applied to CDM models with and without COBE normalization. The general results are in agreement with the high amplitude power spectra found from similar analysis of other independent all-sky catalogs of peculiar velocity data such as MARK III (Willick et al. 1997) and SFI (Giovanelli et al. 1998; da Costa et al. 1996), in spite of the differences in the way these samples were selected, the fact that they probe different regions of space and galaxy distances are computed using different distance relations.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Astronomy
StatePublished - 2001


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