Evidence against a supervoid causing the CMB Cold Spot

Ruari Mackenzie, Tom Shanks, Malcolm N. Bremer, Yan-Chuan Cai, Madusha L. P. Gunawardhana, András Kovács, Peder Norberg, Istvan Szapudi

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We report the results of the 2dF-VST ATLAS Cold Spot galaxy redshift survey (2CSz) based on imaging from VST ATLAS and spectroscopy from 2dF AAOmega over the core of the CMB Cold Spot. We sparsely surveyed the inner 5$^{\circ}$ radius of the Cold Spot to a limit of $i_{AB} \le 19.2$, sampling $\sim7000$ galaxies at $z
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2328-2338
Number of pages11
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Early online date25 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


  • Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
  • cosmic Microwave background
  • galaxies:distances and redshifts
  • large scale structure of the universe


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