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Title: Discovery of four doubly imaged quasar lenses from the Sloan digital sky survey

We report the discovery of four doubly imaged quasar lenses. All the four systems are selected as lensed quasar candidates from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. We confirm their lensing hypothesis with additional imaging and spectroscopic follow-up observations. The discovered lenses are SDSS J0743+2457 with the source redshift z{sub s} = 2.165, the lens redshift z{sub l} = 0.381, and the image separation θ = 1.''034, SDSS J1128+2402 with z{sub s} = 1.608 and θ = 0.''844, SDSS J1405+0959 with z{sub s} = 1.810, z{sub l} ≈ 0.66, and θ = 1.''978, and SDSS J1515+1511 with z{sub s} = 2.054, z{sub l} = 0.742, and θ = 1.''989. It is difficult to estimate the lens redshift of SDSS J1128+2402 from the current data. Two of the four systems (SDSS J1405+0959 and SDSS J1515+1511) are included in our final statistical lens sample to derive constraints on dark energy and the evolution of massive galaxies.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Department of Physics, Nara National College of Technology, Yamatokohriyama, Nara 639-1080 (Japan)
  2. Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
  3. Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)
  4. Department of Physics, Toho University, Funabashi, Chiba 274-8510 (Japan)
  5. Institute of Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22340112
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online); Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; EVOLUTION; GALAXIES; GRAVITATIONAL LENSES; HYPOTHESIS; IMAGES; LIMITING VALUES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; QUASARS; RED SHIFT; SKY