• Corpus ID: 14964113

Quasar Lensing: the Observer's Point of View

  title={Quasar Lensing: the Observer's Point of View},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Courbin},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • F. Courbin
  • Published 28 April 2003
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
The determination of the Hubble parameter H0 is probably one of the most important applications of quasar lensing. The method, based on the measurement of the so-called "time-delay" between the lensed images of distant sources, e.g., quasars, and on detailed mass mod- eling of the potential well responsible for the multiple images, yields an accuracy at least comparable with other techniques and that can be im- proved further with high precision observations, as can be obtained with… 
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