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[C II] and 12^CO(1-0) emission maps in HLSJ091828.6+514223: a strongly lensed interacting system AT z = 5.24



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Pérez González, Pablo Guillermo and otros, ... (2014) [C II] and 12^CO(1-0) emission maps in HLSJ091828.6+514223: a strongly lensed interacting system AT z = 5.24. Astrophysical journal, 783 (1). ISSN 0004-637X


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/783/1/59


We present Submillimeter Array [C II] 158 μm and Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array 12^CO(1-0) line emission maps for the bright, lensed, submillimeter source at z = 5.2430 behind A 773: HLSJ091828.6+514223 (HLS0918). We combine these measurements with previously reported line profiles, including multiple 12^CO rotational transitions, [C I], water, and [N II], providing some of the best constraints on the properties of the interstellar medium in a galaxy at z > 5. HLS0918 has a total far-infrared (FIR) luminosity L_FIR(8–1000 μm) = (1.6 ± 0.1) × 10^14 L_☉ μ^–1, where the total magnification μ_total = 8.9 ± 1.9, via a new lens model from the [C II] and continuum maps. Despite a HyLIRG luminosity, the FIR continuum shape resembles that of a local LIRG. We simultaneously fit all of the observed spectral line profiles, finding four components that correspond cleanly to discrete spatial structures identified in the maps. The two most redshifted spectral components occupy the nucleus of a massive galaxy, with a source-plane separation <1 kpc. The reddest dominates the continuum map (demagnified L_FIR, component = (1.1 ± 0.2) × 10^13 L_☉) and excites strong water emission in both nuclear components via a powerful FIR radiation field from the intense star formation. A third star-forming component is most likely a region of a merging companion (ΔV ~ 500 km s^–1) exhibiting generally similar gas properties. The bluest component originates from a spatially distinct region and photodissociation region analysis suggests that it is lower density, cooler, and forming stars less vigorously than the other components. Strikingly, it has very strong [N II] emission, which may suggest an ionized, molecular outflow. This comprehensive view of gas properties and morphology in HLS0918 previews the science possible for a large sample of high-redshift galaxies once ALMA attains full sensitivity.

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© 2014. The American Astronomical Society.
Artículo firmado por 28 autores.
T.D.R. is supported by a European Space Agency (ESA) Research Fellowship at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), in Madrid, Spain. I. R. S. acknowledges support from STFC, a Leverhulme Fellowship, the ERC Advanced Investigator program DUSTYGAL 321334, and a Royal Society/Wolfson Merit Award.The Submillimeter Array is a joint project between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics and is funded by the Smithsonian Institution and the Academia Sinica. This work also includes observations carried out with the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA): The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. Additionally, based on observations carried out with the IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer and the IRAM 30 m Telescope. IRAM is supported by INSU/CNRS (France), MPG (Germany), and IGN (Spain).This work follows on from observations made with the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency Cornerstone Mission with significant participation by NASA. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech. We would also like to thank the HSC and NHSC consortia for support with data reduction.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Ultraluminous infrared galaxies; Star-forming galaxies; Active galactic nuclei; Lyman break galaxy; Deep-field-south; Submillimeter galaxies; Molecular gas; High-redshift; Interstellar-medium; Herschel-spire
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:38348
Deposited On:30 Jun 2016 14:40
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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