Impact of Gravitational Lensing on Cosmology Contributed Papers
Subaru Suprime-Cam Weak Lensing Survey over 33 deg2
Satoshi Miyazaki a1, T. Hamana a2, A. Refregier a3, R.J. Massey a4, R.S. Ellis a4andN. Kashikawa a2 a1 Subaru Telescope NAOJ, 650 N Aohoku Pl. Hilo HI 96720 USA a2 National Astronomical Observatory, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan a3 Service d'Astrophysique CEA Saclay, Bat. 709 F-91191 Gif sur Yvette, France a4 California Institute of Technology, 105-24 Astronomy, Pasadena CA 91125 USA
Under the currently popular CDM model, mass plays the major role in evolution of large scale structure of the universe. In order to examine the paradigm based on observations, it would be ideal to use purely mass selected object catalog. Weak lensing surveys enable a blind search of cluster scale objects, and thus could provide such catalogs. We are working on a weak lensing survey using Subaru Prime Focus Camera (Suprime-Cam). In this note, we introduce our survey strategy, and the status as well as the performance of Suprime-Cam as a weak lensing surveyor.