Discovery of a Probable Physical Triple Quasar

@article{Djorgovski2007DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a Probable Physical Triple Quasar},
  author={S. Djorgovski and F. Courbin and G. Meylan and D. Sluse and D. Thompson and A. Mahabal and E. Glikman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={662}
}
  • S. Djorgovski, F. Courbin, +4 authors E. Glikman
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report the discovery of the first known probable case of a physical triple quasar. A previously known double system, QQ 1429-008 at z = 2.076, is shown to contain a third, fainter QSO component at the same redshift. Deep optical and IR imaging has failed to reveal a plausible lensing galaxy group or a cluster, and we are unable to construct any viable lensing model that could lead to the observed distribution of source positions and relative intensities of the three QSO image components… CONTINUE READING

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