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1998ApJ...506L...7F - Astrophys. J., 506, L7-L10 (1998/October-2)

Molecular gas in the z = 2.8 submillimeter galaxy SMM 02399-0136.

FRAYER D.T., IVISON R.J., SCOVILLE N.Z., YUN M., EVANS A.S., SMAIL I., BLAIN A.W. and KNEIB J.-P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report the detection of CO (3⟶2) emission from the submillimeter-selected hyperluminous galaxy SMM 02399-0136. This galaxy is the brightest source detected in the recent Submillimeter Common-User Bolometer Array surveys of the submillimeter sky. The optical counterpart of the submillimeter source has been identified as a narrow-line active galactic nucleus/starburst galaxy at z=2.8. The CO emission is unresolved, θ≲5", and is coincident in redshift and position with the optical counterpart. The molecular gas mass derived from the CO observations is 8x1010 h–275 M, after correcting for a lensing amplification factor of 2.5. The large CO luminosity suggests that a significant fraction of the infrared luminosity of SMM 02399-0136 arises from star formation. The high inferred star formation rate of 103 M.yr–1 and the large gaseous reservoir may suggest that we are seeing the formation phase of a massive galaxy. Future CO observations of other galaxies detected in deep submillimeter surveys will test the generality of these conclusions for the bulk of the faint submillimeter population.

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Journal keyword(s): Cosmology: Early Universe - Galaxies: Active - Galaxies: Evolution - Galaxies: Individual: Alphanumeric: SMM 02399-0136 - Galaxies: Starburst

CDS comments: SMM 02399-0136 = [BCS98] SMM J02399-0136.

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