2008A&A...481..615A


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2008A&A...481..615A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 481, 615-627 (2008/4-3)

Integral field spectroscopy of four lensed quasars: analysis of their neighborhood and evidence for microlensing.

ANGUITA T., FAURE C., YONEHARA A., WAMBSGANSS J., KNEIB J.-P., COVONE G. and ALLOIN D.

Abstract (from CDS):

Gravitationally lensed quasars constitute an independent tool to derive the Hubble constant through the time-delays of their different images; they offer as well the opportunity to study the mass distribution and interstellar medium of their lensing galaxies and, through microlensing due to stars in their lensing galaxy, they also allow one to study details of the emitting source. For such studies, one needs to have an excellent knowledge of the close environment of the lensed images in order to model the lensing potential: this means, ideally, observational data over a large field-of-view and spectroscopy at high spatial resolution.We present VIMOS integral field observations of 27''x27'' fields of view around four lensed quasars: HE 0230-2130, RX J0911.4+0551, H 1413+117 and B 1359+154. Using the low, medium and high resolution modes, we study the quasar images and the quasar environments. Because of the complexity of the reduction of integral field datasets, we provide a detailed report of the data reduction.Comparison between the quasar spectra of the different images reveals differences for HE 0230-2130, RX J0911.4+0551and H 1413+117: flux ratios between the images of the same quasar are different when measured in the emission lines and in the continuum. We have also measured the redshifts of galaxies in the neighborhood of HE 0230-2130and RX J0911.4+0551which possibly contribute to the total lensing potential, given their close proximity to the line-of-sight toward the quasars.A careful analysis reveals that microlensing is the most natural explanation for the (de)magnification of the continuum emitting region of the background sources. In HE 0230-2130, image D is likely to be affected by microlensing magnification; in RX J0911.4+0551, images A1 and A3 are likely to be modified by microlensing de-magnification and in H 1413+117, at least image D is affected by microlensing. We have not been able to recover any microlensing information or galaxies close to the line-of-sight in the neighborhood of B 1359+154.

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Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing - techniques: spectroscopic - quasars: general - cosmology: observations

Simbad objects: 23

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Number of rows : 23

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 NAME SMC G 00 52 38.0 -72 48 01   2.79 2.2     ~ 9439 1
2 [WCL99] HE 0230-2130 B LeI 02 32 33.02 -21 17 27.8   20.06       ~ 7 0
3 [WCL99] HE 0230-2130 A2 LeI 02 32 33.05 -21 17 26.3   19.27       ~ 7 0
4 [WCL99] HE 0230-2130 D LeI 02 32 33.10 -21 17 27.1   22.02       ~ 7 1
5 [VV2000] J023233.1-211726 QSO 02 32 33.1 -21 17 26     18.10     ~ 45 1
6 [WCL99] HE 0230-2130 gLS 02 32 33.10 -21 17 26.0           ~ 7 0
7 [WCL99] HE 0230-2130 A1 LeI 02 32 33.10 -21 17 26.0   19.27       ~ 7 0
8 [WCL99] HE 0230-2130 C LeI 02 32 33.12 -21 17 28.0   21.87       ~ 7 0
9 [BCL98] RX J0911.4+0551 B LeI 09 11 27.35 +05 50 53.6           ~ 21 0
10 [KCH2000] L2 GiC 09 11 27.50 +05 50 53.3           ~ 22 1
11 [BCL98] RX J0911.4+0551 A1 LeI 09 11 27.55 +05 50 52.8           ~ 32 0
12 [BCL98] RX J0911.4+0551 A3 LeI 09 11 27.55 +05 50 53.7           ~ 25 0
13 JCMTSE J091127.6+055050 LeI 09 11 27.57 +05 50 53.2           ~ 21 0
14 QSO B0908+0603 QSO 09 11 27.6052 +05 50 54.281   18.44 18.16     ~ 210 2
15 [KCH2000] G3 GiC 09 11 28.92 +05 50 49.5           ~ 2 0
16 QSO B1359+154 QSO 14 01 35.588 +15 13 24.15     21.90     ~ 69 1
17 QSO J1415+1129 QSO 14 15 46.25 +11 29 43.4   17.63 17.23     ~ 595 1
18 NAME Cloverleaf C LeI 14 15 46.26 +11 29 43.4           ~ 29 0
19 NAME Cloverleaf A LeI 14 15 46.29 +11 29 42.7           ~ 30 0
20 NAME Cloverleaf D LeI 14 15 46.31 +11 29 43.7           ~ 29 0
21 NAME Cloverleaf B LeI 14 15 46.34 +11 29 42.9           ~ 31 0
22 [ECM2006] HE 0230-2130 G2 G ~ ~           ~ 3 1
23 [ECM2006] HE 0230-2130 G1 LeI ~ ~           ~ 6 1

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