A SPECTROSCOPICALLY CONFIRMED DOUBLE SOURCE PLANE LENS SYSTEM IN THE HYPER SUPRIME-CAM SUBARU STRATEGIC PROGRAM
Wong, Kenneth C.
Suyu, Sherry H.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Steward Observ
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CitationA SPECTROSCOPICALLY CONFIRMED DOUBLE SOURCE PLANE LENS SYSTEM IN THE HYPER SUPRIME-CAM SUBARU STRATEGIC PROGRAM 2016, 826 (2):L19 The Astrophysical Journal
JournalThe Astrophysical Journal
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AbstractWe report the serendipitous discovery of HSC J142449-005322, a double source plane lens system in the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program. We dub the system Eye of Horus. The lens galaxy is a very massive early-type galaxy with stellar mass of similar to 7 x 10(11) M-circle dot located at z(L) = 0.795. The system exhibits two arcs/rings with clearly different colors, including several knots. We have performed spectroscopic follow-up observations of the system with FIRE on Magellan. The outer ring is confirmed at z(S2) = 1.988 with multiple emission lines, while the inner arc and counterimage is confirmed at z(S1) = 1.302. This makes it the first double source plane system with spectroscopic redshifts of both sources. Interestingly, redshifts of two of the knots embedded in the outer ring are found to be offset by Delta z = 0.002 from the other knots, suggesting that the outer ring consists of at least two distinct components in the source plane. We perform lens modeling with two independent codes and successfully reproduce the main features of the system. However, two of the lensed sources separated by similar to 0.7 arcsec cannot be reproduced by a smooth potential, and the addition of substructure to the lens potential is required to reproduce them. Higher-resolution imaging of the system will help decipher the origin of this lensing feature and potentially detect the substructure.
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SponsorsJSPS KAKENHI [JP15K17617, JP26800093, JP15H05892]; Max Planck Society through the Max Planck Research Group; FIRST program from Japanese Cabinet Office; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS); Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Toray Science Foundation; NAOJ; Kavli IPMU; KEK; ASIAA; Princeton University; National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NNX08AR22G]; National Science Foundation [AST-1238877]