A candidate gravitational lens in the Hubble Deep Field

David W. Hogg, Roger Blandford, Tomislav Kundić, C. D. Fassnacht, Sangeeta Malhotra

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    Abstract

    The discovery of HDF J123652+621227, a candidate gravitational lens in the Hubble Deep Field, is reported. This lens may be multiply imaging several optical sources at different redshifts. If follow-up spectroscopy of the lens and the brightest image confirms this hypothesis, observations of this system alone can be used to obtain an estimate of the redshift distribution at extremely faint flux levels.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)L73-L75
    JournalAstrophysical Journal
    Volume467
    Issue number2 PART II
    StatePublished - Aug 20 1996

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    Keywords

    • Gravitational lensing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Hogg, D. W., Blandford, R., Kundić, T., Fassnacht, C. D., & Malhotra, S. (1996). A candidate gravitational lens in the Hubble Deep Field. Astrophysical Journal, 467(2 PART II), L73-L75.