We develop an analytic mass model for lensing galaxies, based on a broken power-law density profile, which is a power-law profile with a mass deficit or surplus in the central region. Under the assumption of an elliptically symmetric surface mass distribution, the deflection angle and magnification can be evaluated analytically for this new model. We compute the theoretical prediction for various quantities, including the volume and surface mass density profiles of the galaxies, and the aperture and luminosity-weighted line-of-sight velocity dispersions, and compare them to those measured from the Illustris simulation. We find an excellent agreement between our model prediction and the simulation, which validates our modeling. The high efficiency and accuracy of our model manifests itself as a promising tool for studying properties of galaxies with strong lensing.
The Astrophysical Journal
- Pub Date:
- March 2020
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies;
- Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
- 27 pages, 17 figures, 1 table