Redshift-space distortions (RSD) in galaxy redshift surveys generally break both the isotropy and homogeneity of galaxy distribution. While the former aspect is particularly highlighted as a probe of growth of structure induced by gravity, the latter aspect, often quoted as wide-angle RSD but ignored in most of the cases, will become important and critical to account for as increasing the statistical precision in next-generation surveys. However, the impact of wideangle RSD has been mostly studied using linear perturbation theory. In this paper, employing the Zel'dovich approximation, i.e. first-order Lagrangian perturbation theory for gravitational evolution of matter fluctuations, we present a quasi-linear treatment of wide-angle RSD, and compute the cross-correlation function. The present formalism consistently reproduces linear theory results, and can be easily extended to incorporate relativistic corrections (e.g. gravitational redshift).
- Cosmology: Theory
- Galaxies: Distances and redshifts
- Large-scale structure of Universe
- Methods: Analytical
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science