Discovery of a Very Bright and Intrinsically Very Luminous, Strongly Lensed Ly alpha Emitting Galaxy at z=2.82 in the BOSS Emission-Line Lens Survey
We report the discovery of a very bright (r =20.16), highly magnified, and yet intrinsically very luminous Ly alpha emitter (LAE) at z = 2.82. This system comprises four images in the observer plane with a maximum separation of similar to 6" and it is lensed by a z = 0.55 massive early-type galaxy. It was initially identified in the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Emission-Line Lens Survey for GALaxy-Ly alpha EmitteR sYstems survey, and follow-up imaging and spectroscopic observations using the Gran Telescopio Canarias and William Herschel Telescope confirmed the lensing nature of this system. A lens model using a singular isothermal ellipsoid in an external shear field reproduces the main features of the system quite well, yielding an Einstein radius of 2".95 +/- 0"10, and a total magnification factor for the LAE of 8.8 +/- 0.4. This LAE is one of the brightest and most luminous galaxy-galaxy strong lenses known. We present initial imaging and spectroscopy showing the basic physical and morphological properties of this lensed system.
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