Volume 499, Number 2, May IV 2009
|Page(s)||395 - 408|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||19 March 2009|
Results of optical monitoring of 5 SDSS double QSOs with the Nordic Optical Telescope
Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Juliane Maries Vej 30, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ08544, USA
Accepted: 25 February 2009
We present optical R-band light curves of five SDSS double QSOs (SDSS J0903+5028, SDSS J1001+5027, SDSS J1206+4332, SDSS J1353+1138, SDSS J1335+0118) obtained from monitoring at the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) between September 2005 and September 2007. We also present analytical and pixelated modeling of the observed systems. For SDSS J1206+4332, we measured the time delay to be days, which, for a singular isothermal ellipsoid model, corresponds to a Hubble constant of km s-1 Mpc-1. Simultaneous pixelated modeling of five other systems for which a time delay has now been previously measured at the NOT leads to H0 = km s-1 Mpc-1. Finally, by comparing light curves of the two images of each system, suitably shifted by the predicted or observed time-delays, we found no evidence of microlensing variability over the course of the monitoring period.
Key words: gravitational lensing / cosmological parameters / quasars: general
© ESO, 2009
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