A Mass Model for the Lensing Cluster SDSS J1004+4112: Constraints from the Third Time Delay

Forés-Toribio, R.; Muñoz, J. A.; Kochanek, C. S.; Mediavilla, E.
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We have built a new model for the lens system SDSS J1004+4112 including the recently measured time delay of the fourth quasar image. This time delay has a strong influence on the inner mass distribution of the lensing cluster (ρ ∝ r -α ) allowing us to determine $\alpha ={1.18}_{-0.03(-0.18)}^{+0.02(+0.11)}$ at the 68% (95%) confidence level in agreement with hydrodynamical simulations of massive galaxy clusters. We find an offset between the brightest cluster galaxy and the dark matter halo of ${3.8}_{-0.7(-1.3)}^{+0.6(+1.4)}$ kpc at 68% (95%) confidence which is compatible with other galaxy cluster measurements. As an observational challenge, the estimated time delay between the leading image C and the faint (I = 24.7) fifth image E is roughly 8 yr.
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Introduction Gravitational lenses are a powerful tool for Astrophysics and Cosmology. The goals of this project are: i) to obtain a robust determination of the Hubble constant from the time delay measured between the images of a lensed quasar; ii) to study the individual and statistical properties of dark matter condensations in lens galaxies from
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