Integral-Field Spectroscopy of SLACS Lenses

Oliver Czoske, Matteo Barnabè, Léon V. E. Koopmans

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The combination of two-dimensional kinematics and gravitational lens modelling permits detailed reconstruction of the phase-space structure of early-type galaxies and sets constraints on the dark-matter distribution in their inner regions. We describe a project which combines integral-field spectroscopy from an ESO Large Programme using VIMOS on the VLT with deep HST ACS and NICMOS images to study a sample of 17 early-type lens galaxies at z~0.1-0.3, drawn from the Sloan Lens ACS survey (SLACS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Normal galaxies
  • extragalactic objects and systems
  • Relativity and gravitation
  • Star formation

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