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Strong Gravitational Lensing on the Hubble Deep Field

Blandford, R. D. (1999) Strong Gravitational Lensing on the Hubble Deep Field. In: Galaxy Interactions at High and Low Redshift. IAU Symposium Proceedings Series. No.186. Kluwer , Dordrecht, pp. 439-445. ISBN 9780792358329.

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The Hubble Deep Field, henceforth HDF, (Williams et al 1996) is a unique data set for studies of faint galaxies. A small area was chosen well away from known local density enhancements and sources of obscuration. It was imaged for 30 complete orbits in each of four filters centered on wavelengths λ300, 450, 606, 814 nm. There are three, contiguous WFPC2 frames and a solid angle 15,500 arcsec^2 is usable. This tiny region is teeming with galaxies. At least 2500 significant features can be identified down to R = 30, though it is not clear that these are all entire galaxies.

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Additional Information:© 1999 IAU. thank my colleagues Tereasa Brainerd, David Hogg and Tomislav Kundić for collaboration on various parts of this investigation and Roland van der Marel for consultation on mass to light ratios. Special thanks are due to Judith Cohen who has led the Caltech-Keck redshift survey and colleagues at UCSC and UH who have also contributed many of the redshifts. Acknowledgement must also be made of Bob Williams who had the foresight to see the long term value of the HDF project. Support under NSF grant AST 95-29170 is gratefully noted.
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Official Citation:Blandford, R. (1999). Strong Gravitational Lensing on the Hubble Deep Field. Symposium - International Astronomical Union, 186, 439-445. doi:10.1017/S0074180900113385
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