Schedule Mar 18, 2011
The SDSS Adaptive Match Filter Cluster Catalog And the Brightest Cluster Galaxies
Elena Pierpaoli (USC)

We present the new cluster catalog of 69000 objects extending to z=0.8 extracted from SDSS-DR6 using an adaptive matched filter (AMF) cluster finder. We discuss comparisons with current cluster optical and X-ray catalogs. This is the biggest and deepest optical catalog existing at the present time. Finally, we present the properties of the Brightest Cluster Galaxies in our catalog, also considering their observations in the X--rays and UV band when available.

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