On the observability of individual Population III stars and their stellar-mass black hole accretion disks through cluster caustic transits
We discuss if Pop III stars and accretion disks around stellar-mass black holes at z>7 may be directly observable to JWST and the next generation 25-39 meter ground-based telescopes through cluster caustic transits. About 3-30 of the best lensing clusters need to be monitored several times a years for several years to directly detect this.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- May 2019
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
- 6 pages + references, 3 figures, science white paper submitted to the Astro2020 decadal survey. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1801.03584