Strong Lens Models for 37 Clusters of Galaxies from the SDSS Giant Arcs Survey

Keren Sharon, Matthew B. Bayliss, Håkon Dahle, Samuel J. Dunham, Michael K. Florian, Michael D. Gladders, Traci L. Johnson, Guillaume Mahler, Rachel Paterno-Mahler, Jane R. Rigby, Katherine E. Whitaker, Mohammad Akhshik, Benjamin P. Koester, Katherine Murray, Juan David Remolina González, Eva Wuyts

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We present strong gravitational lensing models for 37 galaxy clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Giant Arcs Survey. We combine data from multi-band Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) imaging, with ground-based imaging and spectroscopy from Magellan, Gemini, Apache Point Observatory, and the Multiple Mirror Telescope, in order to detect and spectroscopically confirm new multiply imaged lensed background sources behind the clusters. We report spectroscopic or photometric redshifts of sources in these fields, including cluster galaxies and background sources. Based on all available lensing evidence, we construct and present strong-lensing mass models for these galaxy clusters.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalAstrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Issue number1
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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