Home List of Titles Adaptive optics observations of B0128+437: a low-mass, high-redshift gravitational lens
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- Adaptive optics observations of B0128+437: a low-mass, high-redshift gravitational lens
- Lagattuta, David J.; Auger, Matthew W.; Fassnacht, Christopher D.
- We use high-resolution adaptive optics (AO) imaging on the Keck II telescope to study the gravitational lens B0128+437 in unprecedented detail, allowing us to resolve individual lensed quasar components and, for the first time, detect and measure properties of the lensing galaxy. B0128+437 is a small-separation lens with known flux-ratio and astrometric anomalies. We discuss possible causes for these anomalies, including the presence of substructure in the lensing galaxy, propagation effects due to dust and a turbulent interstellar medium, and gravitational microlensing. This work demonstrates that AO will be an essential tool for studying the many new small-separation lenses expected from future surveys.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 716, no. 2, part 2 (Jun 2010), pp. L185-L189
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences; 0305 Organic Chemistry; 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
- CLASS B0128+437; Galaxies; Gravitational lensing; High-redshift galaxies; Infrared
- Institute of Physics Publishing
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- Copyright © 2010 The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. The American Astronomical Society does not allow Swinburne Research Bank to archive either the accepted manuscript or the published version of the article. However you can find an earlier version of the full text here: http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.2344
- Peer reviewed