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SDSS J140228.22+632133.3: A new spectroscopically selected gravitational lens

Bolton, AS., Burles, S., Koopmans, LVE., Treu, T. & Moustakas, LA., 1-May-2005, In : Astrophysical Journal. 624, 1, p. L21-L24 4 p.

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We present Gemini integral-field unit spectroscopy and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) F435W- and F814W-band images of a newly discovered four-image gravitational lens, SDSS J140228.22 + 632133.3 ( hereafter SDSSJ1402). The system is the first of 49 spectroscopically selected gravitational lens candidates to be imaged with the Advanced Camera for Surveys Wide-Field Channel on board HST as part of a Snapshot Survey program designed to expand the sample of known gravitational lenses amenable to detailed photometric, lensing, and dynamical studies. The lens is an r = 17.00 +/- 0.05 elliptical galaxy at a redshift of z(l) = 0.2046 +/- 0.0001, with a luminosity-weighted stellar velocity dispersion of 267 +/- 17 km s(-1) within a 3 ''-diameter aperture. Multiple emission lines place the faint lensed source galaxy at a redshift of z(s) = 0.4814 +/- 0.0001. The best-fitting singular isothermal ellipsoid lens model has an Einstein radius b = 1.'' 35 +/- 0.'' 025 (or 4.9 +/- 0.2 h(65)(-1) kpc), corresponding to an enclosed mass of (30.9 +/- 1.1) x 10(10) h(65)(-1) M-., and a rest-frame B-band mass-to-light ratio of 8.1 +/- 0.5 h(65) times solar within the same region. By calculating an expected stellar mass-to-light ratio for SDSSJ1402 using a local universe value of 7.3 +/- 2.1 h(65) and the measured evolution of the fundamental plane, we estimate the fraction of luminous matter within the Einstein radius to be 0.64 +/- 0.22: stellar mass is dominant, but some dark matter appears to be required even at this small scale of roughly one-half effective radius.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L21-L24
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume624
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1-May-2005

    Keywords

  • galaxies : elliptical and lenticular, cD, gravitational lensing, surveys, ALL-SKY SURVEY, EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES, MULTIOBJECT SPECTROGRAPH, SNAPSHOT SURVEY, EINSTEIN RING, DARK-MATTER, CONSTANT, MODELS, DISTRIBUTIONS, DYNAMICS

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