Lensing effects on the protogalaxy candidate cB58 and their implications for the cosmological constant

T. Hamana, M. Hattori, H. Ebeling, J. P. Henry, T. Futamase, Y. Shioya

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Abstract

The amplification of the protogalaxy candidate cB58 due to gravitational lensing by the foreground cluster of galaxies MS 1512.4 + 3647 is quantified based on recent ROSAT and ASCA X-ray observations. It is found that the amplification is at most 25 for any reasonable cosmological model with or without cosmological constant. It is also argued that the system may be used to place new constraints on the value of the cosmological constant. The gas mass fraction for this cluster is found to be about 0.2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-580
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume484
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Distance scale
  • Gravitational lensing
  • X-rays: galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Hamana, T., Hattori, M., Ebeling, H., Henry, J. P., Futamase, T., & Shioya, Y. (1997). Lensing effects on the protogalaxy candidate cB58 and their implications for the cosmological constant. Astrophysical Journal, 484(2), 574-580. https://doi.org/10.1086/304378