Strong lens search in the ESO public survey KiDS

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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.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319193298
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
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605


ConferenceConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014

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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