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ID: 606377.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Flux and color variations of the quadruply imaged quasar HE 0435-1223
Authors:Ricci, D.; Poels, J.; Elyiv, A.; Finet, F.; Sprimont, P. G.; Anguita, T.; Bozza, V.; Browne, P.; Burgdorf, M.; Calchi Novati, S.; Dominik, M.; Dreizler, S.; Glitrup, M.; Grundahl, F.; Harpsøe, K.; Hessman, F.; Hinse, T. C.; Hornstrup, A.; Hundertmark, M.; Jørgensen, U. G.; Liebig, C.; Maier, G.; Mancini, L.; Masi, G.; Mathiasen, M.; Rahvar, S.; Scarpetta, G.; Skottfelt, J.; Snodgrass, C.; Southworth, J.; Teuber, J.; Thöne, C. C.; Wambsganß, J.; Zimmer, F.; Zub, M.; Surdej, J.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011
Journal Abbrev.:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Start Page:42
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:<BR /> Aims: We present VRi photometric observations of the quadruply imaged quasar<ASTROBJ>HE0435-1223</ASTROBJ>, carried out with the Danish 1.54 m telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Our aim was to monitor and study the magnitudes and colors of each lensed component as a function of time. <BR /> Methods: We monitored the object during two seasons (2008 and 2009) in the VRi spectral bands, and reduced the data with two independent techniques: difference imaging and point spread function (PSF) fitting. <BR /> Results: Between these two seasons, our results show an evident decrease in flux by ≈ 0.2-0.4 magnitudes of the four lensed components in the three filters. We also found a significant increase ( ≈ 0.05-0.015) in their V - R and R - i color indices. <BR /> Conclusions: These flux and color variations are very likely caused by intrinsic variations of the quasar between the observed epochs. Microlensing effects probably also affect the brightest "A" lensed component. Based on data collected by MiNDSTEp with the Danish 1.54 m telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory. Tables 5-7 are only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr ( or via <A href="http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/528/A42">http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/528/A42</A>
Free Keywords:quasars: general; gravitational lensing: weak; techniques: photometric
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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