Spectroscopic Redshifts for Seven Lens Galaxies

@article{Ofek2006SpectroscopicRF,
  title={Spectroscopic Redshifts for Seven Lens Galaxies},
  author={Eran. O. Ofek and Dan Maoz and Hans–Walter Rix and Christopher S. Kochanek and Emilio E. Falco},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={641},
  pages={70 - 77}
}
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