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Title: Triplets of Quasars at high redshift I: Photometric data
Authors: M. Victoria Alonso, Georgina V. Coldwell, Ilona Sochting, Carlos Bornancini, Malcolm G. Smith, Diego Garcia Lambas, Armin Rest

We have conducted an optical and infrared imaging in the neighbourhoods of 4 triplets of quasars. R, z', J and Ks images were obtained with MOSAIC II and ISPI at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. Accurate relative photometry and astrometry were obtained from these images for subsequent use in deriving photometric redshifts. We analysed the homogeneity and depth of the photometric catalogue by comparing with results coming from the literature. The good agreement shows that our magnitudes are reliable to study large scale structure reaching limiting magnitudes of R = 24.5, z' = 22.5, J = 20.5 and Ks = 19.0. With this catalogue we can study the neighbourhoods of the triplets of quasars searching for galaxy overdensities such as groups and galaxy clusters.

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