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A search for gravitational lenses using sky survey plate scans

Meylan, G. and Djorgovski, S. and Surdej, J. and Pirenne, B. and Weir, W. N. and Beaulieu, S. (1992) A search for gravitational lenses using sky survey plate scans. In: Gravitational Lenses. Lecture Notes in Physics. No.406. Springer , Berlin, pp. 323-327. ISBN 978-3-540-55797-5.

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We used scans of sky survey plates available at STScl to look for the presence of multiple-image QSOs which could be due to gravitational lensing. We extracted about 1500 fields, each having 5 arcmin in size, around QSOs brighter than m_v = 18. No lenses have been found so far. We found several cases of galaxies close in projection (within a few arcsec) from QSOs.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Springer-Verlag. Scan charts were obtained using the Guide Stars Selection System Astrometric Support Program developed at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., for NASA).
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Subject Keywords:Hubble Space Telescope; Gravitational Lens; Imaging Survey; Image Ellipticity; Selection Plane
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Physics
Issue or Number:406
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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