Is 3C324 the first gravitationally lensed giant galaxy?

  title={Is 3C324 the first gravitationally lensed giant galaxy?},
  author={O. F{\`e}vre and F. Hammer and L. Nottale and G. Mathez},
The radiogalaxy 3C324 has recently raised considerable interest as one of the most distant (redshift z = 1.206) and luminous known galaxies. Here we report new observations of this object at Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope which confirm our previous predictions of the presence of an intervening gravitational lens. First, a multiple structure is revealed by our charge-coupled device (CCD) broadband imagery. Second, following our previous identification in the 3C324 spectrum of an additional line… Expand