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
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 20 1996

Keywords

  • Gravitational lensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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