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Andromeda's Parachute: A Bright Quadruply Lensed Quasar at z = 2.377

Rubin, Kate H.R.; O’Meara, John M.; Cooksey, Kathy L.; Matuszewski, Mateusz; Rizzi, Luca; Doppmann, Greg; Kwok, Shui; Martin, D. Christopher; Moore, Anna; Morrissey, Patrick; Neill, James D.


We present Keck Cosmic Web Imager spectroscopy of the four putative images of the lensed quasar candidate J014710+463040 recently discovered by Berghea et al. The data verify the source as a quadruply lensed, broad absorption-line quasar having ${z}_{{\rm{S}}}=2.377\,\pm \,0.007$. We detect intervening absorption in the Fe ii λλ2586, 2600, Mg ii λλ2796, 2803, and/or C iv λλ1548, 1550 transitions in eight foreground systems, three of which have redshifts consistent with the photometric-redshift...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Astrophysical Journal
DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaaeb7
Access Rights: Open Access


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