Eight New Quasar Lenses from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Lens Search

Research paper by Issha Kayo, Naohisa Inada, Masamune Oguri, Tomoki Morokuma, Patrick B. Hall, Christopher S. Kochanek, Donald P. Schneider

Indexed on: 15 Mar '10Published on: 15 Mar '10Published in: arXiv - Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics


We report the discovery and confirmation of eight new two-image lensed quasars by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Lens Search. The lenses are SDSSJ0904+1512 (image separation \theta=1"13, source redshift z_s=1.826), SDSSJ1054+2733 (\theta=1"27, z_s=1.452), SDSSJ1055+4628 (\theta=1"15, z_s=1.249), SDSSJ1131+1915 (\theta=1"46, z_s=2.915), SDSSJ1304+2001 (\theta=1"87, z_s=2.175), SDSSJ1349+1227 (\theta=3"00, z_s=1.722), SDSSJ1455+1447 (\theta=1"73, z_s=1.424), and SDSSJ1620+1203 (\theta=2"77, z_s=1.158). Three of them, SDSSJ1055+4628, SDSSJ1455+1447, and SDSSJ1620+1203, satisfy the criteria for constructing our statistical sample for studying the cosmological model. Based on galactic absorption lines of the lens galaxies, we also derive lens redshifts of z_l=0.398 and z_l=0.513 for SDSSJ1620+1203 and the previously discovered lens SDSSJ0746+4403, respectively.