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Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Polarimetry of the Gravitational Lens FSC 10214+4724

Nguyen, Hien T. and Eisenhardt, Peter R. and Werner, Michael W. and Goodrich, Robert and Hogg, David W. and Armus, Lee and Soifer, B. T. and Neugebauer, G. (1999) Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Polarimetry of the Gravitational Lens FSC 10214+4724. Astronomical Journal, 117 (2). pp. 671-676. ISSN 0004-6256. doi:10.1086/300742.

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We present imaging polarimetry of the extremely luminous, redshift 2.3 IRAS source FSC 10214+4724. The observations were obtained with HST's Faint Object Camera in the F437M filter, which is free of strong emission lines. The 0farcs7 long arc is unresolved to 0farcs04 FWHM in the transverse direction and has an integrated polarization of 28% ± 3%, in good agreement with ground-based observations. The polarization position angle varies along the arc by up to 35°. The overall position angle is 62° ± 3° east of north. No counterimage is detected to B = 27.5 mag (3 σ), giving an observed arc to counterimage flux ratio greater than 250, considerably greater than the flux ratio of 100 measured previously in the I band. This implies that the configuration of the object in the source plane at the B band is different from that at I band and/or that the lensing galaxy is dusty.

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Alternate Title:HST Imaging Polarimetry of the Gravitational Lens FSC10214+4724
Additional Information:© 1999 American Astronomical Society. Received 1998 August 31. Accepted 1998 October 14. We thank Roger Blandford and Roger Hildebrand for helpful discussions and Robin Evans for his help with corrections for geometrical distortion of the PC data. H. T. N. wishes to thank the Institute for Advanced Study for its hospitality during his visit for a part of this work. Support for D. W. H. was provided by Hubble Fellowship grant HF-01093.01-97A from STScI, which is operated by AURA under NASA contract NAS 5-26555. Support for this work was provided by NASA through grant number GO-6834.01-95A from STScI, which is operated by AURA under NASA contract NAS 5-26555. Portions of the research described in this paper were carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NASA Hubble FellowshipHF-01093.01-97A
NASANAS 5-26555
Subject Keywords:galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD; gravitational lensing; infrared radiation ; quasars: general; quasars: individual (FSC 10214+4724)
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Official Citation:Hien T. Nguyen et al 1999 AJ 117 671
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