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The zeldovich approximation and wide-angle redshift-space distortions

  • Author(s): Castorina, E
  • White, M
  • et al.
Abstract

The contribution of line-of-sight (LOS) peculiar velocities to the observed redshift of objects breaks the translational symmetry of the underlying theory, modifying the predicted two-point functions. These 'wide-angle effects' have mostly been studied using linear perturbation theory in the context of the multipoles of the correlation function and power spectrum. In this work, we present the first calculation of wide-angle terms in the Zeldovich approximation, which is known to be more accurate than linear theory on scales probed by the next generation of galaxy surveys.We present the exact result for dark matter and perturbatively biased tracers as well as the small angle expansion of the configuration- and Fourier-space two-point functions and the connection to the multifrequency angular power spectrum. We compare different definitions of the LOS direction and discuss how to translate between them. We show that wide-angle terms can reach tens of percent of the total signal in a measurement at low redshift in some approximations, and that a generic feature of wide-angle effects is to slightly shift the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation scale.

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