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On the realistic validation of photometric redshifts

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Autor(es):
Beck, R. ; Lin, C. -A. ; Ishida, E. E. O. ; Gieseke, F. ; de Souza, R. S. ; Costa-Duarte, M. V. ; Hattab, M. W. ; Krone-Martins, A. ; Collaboration, COIN
Número total de Autores: 9
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 468, n. 4, p. 4323-4339, JUL 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 20
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Two of the main problems encountered in the development and accurate validation of photometric redshift (photo-z) techniques are the lack of spectroscopic coverage in the feature space (e.g. colours and magnitudes) and the mismatch between the photometric error distributions associated with the spectroscopic and photometric samples. Although these issues are well known, there is currently no standard benchmark allowing a quantitative analysis of their impact on the final photo-z estimation. In this work, we present two galaxy catalogues, Teddy and Happy, built to enable a more demanding and realistic test of photo-z methods. Using photometry from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and spectroscopy from a collection of sources, we constructed data sets that mimic the biases between the underlying probability distribution of the real spectroscopic and photometric sample. We demonstrate the potential of these catalogues by submitting them to the scrutiny of different photo-z methods, including machine learning (ML) and template fitting approaches. Beyond the expected bad results from most ML algorithms for cases with missing coverage in the feature space, we were able to recognize the superiority of global models in the same situation and the general failure across all types of methods when incomplete coverage is convoluted with the presence of photometric errors -a data situation which photo-z methods were not trained to deal with up to now and which must be addressed by future large-scale surveys. Our catalogues represent the first controlled environment allowing a straightforward implementation of such tests. The data are publicly available within the COINtoolbox (https://github.com/COINtoolbox/photoz\_catalogues). (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/05254-9 - Identificando aglomerados de galáxias no espaço de redshift fotométrico
Beneficiário:Marcus Vinícius Costa Duarte
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 16/13470-3 - Os responsáveis pela formação estelar em aglomerados de galáxias
Beneficiário:Laerte Sodré Junior
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Pesquisador Visitante - Internacional
Processo FAPESP: 12/00800-4 - O universo em 3-D: astrofísica com grandes levantamentos de galáxias
Beneficiário:Laerte Sodré Junior
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 14/18632-6 - A teia cósmica descrita pelos superaglomerados de galáxias
Beneficiário:Marcus Vinícius Costa Duarte
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado