Steps toward the Power Spectrum of Matter. I. The Mean Spectrum of Galaxies

J. Einasto, M. Einasto, E. Tago, A. A. Starobinsky, F. Atrio‐Barandela, V. Muller, A. Knebe, P. Frisch, R. Cen, H. Andernach, D. Tucker
1999 Astrophysical Journal  
We calculate the mean power spectrum of galaxies using published power spectra of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. On small scales we use the power spectrum derived from the 2-dimensional distribution of APM galaxies, on large scales we use power spectra derived from 3-dimensional data for galaxy and cluster samples. Spectra are reduced to real space and to the amplitude of the power spectrum of APM galaxies. Available data indicate the presence of two different populations in the nearby
more » ... in the nearby Universe. Clusters of galaxies sample a relatively large region in the Universe where rich, medium and poor superclusters are well represented. Their mean power spectrum has a spike on scale 120 h^{-1}Mpc, followed by an approximate power-law spectrum of index n = -1.9 towards small scales. The power spectrum found from LCRS and IRAS 1.2 Jy surveys is flatter around the maximum, which may represent regions of the Universe with medium-rich and poor superclusters.
doi:10.1086/307384 fatcat:nhhfagpnczexzovqxv76hrh7mq