On the accurate determination of the clustering hierarchy of galaxies

Péter Boschán, István Szapudi, Alexander S. Szalay

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Current methods for determining the higher order correlations of the galaxy distributions are almost exclusively based upon moments of cell counts, related to averages of the correlation functions over the cells. We present accurate evaluations of these averages, assuming that the higher order galaxy correlation functions satisfy the hierarchical tree assumption. We also present convenient analytic approximations for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1994


  • Galaxies: clustering
  • Methods: analytical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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