An optimal multihump filter for photometric redshifts
WoS ID: 000169387500031
Scopus ID: 0141855872
We propose a novel type of filter for multicolor imaging to improve on the photometric redshift estimation of galaxies. An extra filter-specific to a certain photometric system-may be utilized with high efficiency. We present a case study of the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys and show that one extra exposure could cut down the mean square error on photometric redshifts by 34% over the z <1.3 redshift range.