Strong lens search in the ESO public Survey KiDS

N. R. Napolitano, G. Covone, N. Roy, C. Tortora, F. La Barbera, M. Radovich, F. Getman, M. Capaccioli, A. Colonna, M. Paolillo, G. A. Verdoes Kleijn, L. V. E. Koopmans, KiDS collaboration

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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 of massive 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
Title of host publicationThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys
EditorsNicola R. Napolitano, Giuseppe Longo, Marcella Marconi, Maurizio Paolillo, Enrichetta Lodice
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2-Jul-2015


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