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1996ApJS..102..269Y THE CNOC CLUSTER REDSHIFT SURVEY CATALOGS. I. OBSERVATIONAL STRATEGY AND DATA REDUCTION TECHNIQUES H. K. C. YEE, E. ELLINGSON, AND R. G. CARLBERG Received 1995 January 11; accepted 1995 July 18 ABSTRACT We describe in detail the observational and data reduction techniques of a large redshift survey using multiobject spectroscopy designed to obtain ~2600 faint galaxy redshifts in fields of 16 rich clusters of galaxies with redshifts between 0.2 and 0.55. The primary goal of the survey is to establish whether the mass-to-light ratio of clusters rises with distance from the cluster center. To maximize multiplexing capability, we use ~1500 A wide band-limiting filters matched to the major features of spectra of galaxies at the cluster redshifts to allow for multitiering of spectra. Typically 80-110 spectra can be observed using a single slit mask. The area covered for each cluster ranges from about 1.5 h_100_^-1^ Mpc squared to 1.5 h_100_^-1^ Mpc x 6 h_100_^-1^ Mpc. We describe the observing procedure, which involves real-time photometry and computer-based mask design and mask fabrication on site, allowing for the efficient use of telescope time. The spectroscopic data are extracted semiautomatically, and redshift measurement is performed using cross-correlation techniques. A detailed discussion of the determination of the completeness of the final redshift sample as functions of magnitude, color, geometric position, and redshift is also presented. Subject headings.. galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: distances and redshifts - instrumentation: spectrographs - surveys
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