The Galaxy Cluster Merger Catalog: An Online Repository of Mock Observations from Simulated Galaxy Cluster Mergers


Journal Article

© 2018. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We present the "Galaxy Cluster Merger Catalog." This catalog provides an extensive suite of mock observations and related data for N-body and hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy cluster mergers and clusters from cosmological simulations. These mock observations consist of projections of a number of important observable quantities in several different wavebands, as well as along different lines of sight through each simulation domain. The web interface to the catalog consists of easily browsable images over epoch and projection direction, as well as download links for the raw data and a JS9 interface for interactive data exploration. The data are presented within a consistent format so that comparison between simulations is straightforward. All of the data products are provided in the standard Flexible Image Transport System file format. The data are being stored on the yt Hub (, which allows for remote access and analysis using a Jupyter notebook server. Future versions of the catalog will include simulations from a number of research groups and a variety of research topics related to the study of interactions of galaxy clusters with each other and with their member galaxies. The catalog is located at

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zuhone, JA; Kowalik, K; Öhman, E; Lau, E; Nagai, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 234 / 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0067-0049

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3847/1538-4365/aa99db

Citation Source

  • Scopus