Adaptive optics observations of the gravitationally lensed quasar SDSS J1405+0959

  title={Adaptive optics observations of the gravitationally lensed quasar SDSS J1405+0959},
  author={Cristian E Rusu and Masamune Oguri and Yosuke Minowa and Masanori Iye and Anupreeta More and Naohisa Inada and Shin Oya},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • C. Rusu, M. Oguri, S. Oya
  • Published 6 August 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We present the result of Subaru Telescope multi-band adaptive optics observations of the complex gravitationally lensed quasar SDSS J1405+0959, which is produced by two lensing galaxies. These observations reveal dramatically enhanced morphological detail, leading to the discovery of an additional object 0. 26'' from the secondary lensing galaxy, as well as three collinear clumps located in between the two lensing galaxies. The new object is likely to be the third quasar image, although the… 

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