2002A&A...387..406C


Query : 2002A&A...387..406C

2002A&A...387..406C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 387, 406-411 (2002/5-4)

CO and dust in PSS 2322+1944 at a redshift of 4.12.

COX P., OMONT A., DJORGOVSKI S.G., BERTOLDI F., PETY J., CARILLI C.L., ISAAK K.G., BEELEN A., McMAHON R.G. and CASTRO S.

Abstract (from CDS):

Using the IRAM interferometer we have detected J=4->3 and 5->4 CO line emission toward the radio quiet quasar PSS 2322+1944. At a redshift of zCO=4.1199 this is the fourth and strongest detection of CO at z>4. The velocity-integrated CO J=4->3 and J=5->4 line fluxes are 4.21±0.40 and 3.74±0.56Jy.km/s, and the linewidth is ≃300km/s. The CO J=10->9 was searched for but not detected with an upper intensity limit of 30mJy. The 1.35mm (250µm rest wavelength) continuum flux density is 7.5±1.3mJy, in agreement with previous bolometer measurements at 1.2mm with the 30-m IRAM telescope. The 3mm (580µm rest wavelength) continuum is not detected with a 3 σ upper limit of 0.7mJy. We also report observations of the 450µm continuum in PSS 2322+1944 using the SCUBA array at the JCMT. The quasar was detected with a 450µm flux density of 79±19mJy. At the angular resolution of 4.8"x2.1" at 1.3mm and 6.2"x4.9" at 3.2mm, the interferometer observations do not show evidence of spatial extension in the continuum or CO line emission. Assuming no gravitational magnification, we estimate a molecular gas mass of ≃2.5x1011M. The molecular gas is warm (40-100K) and dense (103.5-104.1cm–3). The infrared-to-CO luminosity ratio is ≃185L/(K.km.s–1.pc2), comparable to the values found for ultraluminous infrared galaxies. The detection of CO emission in this high redshift QSO provides further evidence that the radio emission and the millimeter to submillimeter continuum emission are predominantly powered by a starburst which is coeval with the AGN activity.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: formation - quasars: emission lines - quasars: individual: PSS 2322+1944 - cosmology: observations - cosmology: early Universe - radio lines: galaxies

CDS comments: PSS 2322+1044 is a misprint for 2322+1944 (=PSS J2322+1944).

Simbad objects: 8

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Number of rows : 8
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2021
#notes
1 4C 60.07 rG 05 12 54.80 +60 30 51.7           ~ 88 1
2 QSO J0831+5245 QSO 08 31 41.7095363198 +52 45 17.620340544   19.2   14.5 13.9 ~ 504 1
3 QSO B0952-0115 QSO 09 55 00.1037541106 -01 30 06.549307797     18.7     ~ 131 0
4 M 82 IG 09 55 52.430 +69 40 46.93 9.61 9.30 8.41     ~ 5469 6
5 QSO B1202-074 QSO 12 05 23.12 -07 42 32.4     17.5     ~ 355 5
6 QSO B1335-0417 QSO 13 38 03.4145168515 -04 32 34.976967527   19.4       ~ 92 0
7 NAME TX J1908+7220 rG 19 08 23.50 +72 20 09.8           ~ 53 1
8 QSO J2322+1944 QSO 23 22 07.164 +19 44 22.98     18.29     ~ 71 0

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