# A Method for Weak Lensing Observations

@article{Kaiser1995AMF,
title={A Method for Weak Lensing Observations},
author={N. Kaiser and G. Squires and T. Broadhurst},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={1995},
volume={449},
pages={460-475}
}
• Published 1995
• Physics
• The Astrophysical Journal
We develop and test a method for measuring the gravitational lensing induced distortion of faint background galaxies. We first describe how we locate the galaxies and measure a 2-component `polarisation' or ellipticity statistic $e_\alpha$ whose expectation value should be proportional to the gravitational shear $\gamma_\alpha$. We then show that an anisotropic instrumental psf perturbs the polarisation by $\delta e_\alpha = P^s_{\alpha\beta} p_\beta$, where $p_\alpha$ is a measure of the psf… Expand
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