Strong lens search in the ESO public survey KiDS

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Abstract

We have started a systematic search for strong lens candidates in the ESO public survey KiDS based on the visual inspection ofmassive galaxies in the redshift range 0:1 < z < 0:5. As a pilot program we have inspected 100 deg2, which overlap with SDSS and where there are known lenses to use as a control sample. Taking advantage of the superb image quality of VST/OmegaCAM, the colour information and accurate model subtracted images, we have found 18 new lens candidates, for which spectroscopic confirmation will be needed to confirm their lensing nature and study the mass profile of the lensing galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys - A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli
EditorsNicola R. Napolitano, Marcella Marconi, Enrichetta Iodice, Giuseppe Longo, Maurizio Paolillo
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages129-133
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319193298
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014 - Naples, Italy
Duration: Nov 25 2014Nov 28 2014

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Volume42
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

Conference

ConferenceConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNaples
Period11/25/1411/28/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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