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The Redshift and Nature of AzTEC/COSMOS 1: A Starburst Galaxy at z = 4.6

The Redshift and Nature of AzTEC/COSMOS 1: A Starburst Galaxy at z = 4.6,10.1088/2041-8205/731/2/L27,Astrophysical Journal,V. Smolcic,P. Capak,O. Ilbe

The Redshift and Nature of AzTEC/COSMOS 1: A Starburst Galaxy at z = 4.6  
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V. Smolcic, P. Capak, O. Ilbert, A. W. Blain, M. Salvato, I. Aretxaga, E. Schinnerer, D. Masters, I. Moric, D. A. Riechers, K. Sheth, M. Aravenahttp://academic.research.microsoft.com/io.ashx?type=5&id=27598510&selfId1=0&selfId2=0&maxNumber=12&query=
Based on broadband/narrowband photometry and Keck DEIMOS spectroscopy, we report a redshift of z = 4.64+0.06 -0.08 for AzTEC/COSMOS 1, the brightest submillimeter galaxy (SMG) in the AzTEC/COSMOS field. In addition to the COSMOS-survey X-ray to radio data, we report observations of the source with Herschel/PACS (100, 160 mum), CSO/SHARC II (350 mum), and CARMA and PdBI (3 mm). We do not detect CO(5 --> 4) line emission in the covered redshift ranges, 4.56-4.76 (PdBI/CARMA) and 4.94-5.02 (CARMA). If the line is within this bandwidth, this sets 3sigma upper limits on the gas mass to lsim8 × 109 M sun and lsim5 × 1010 M sun, respectively (assuming similar conditions as observed in z ~ 2 SMGs). This could be explained by a low CO-excitation in the source. Our analysis of the UV-IR spectral energy distribution of AzTEC 1 shows that it is an extremely young (lsim50 Myr), massive (M * ~ 1011 M sun), but compact (lsim2 kpc) galaxy, forming stars at a rate of ~1300 M sun yr-1. Our results imply that AzTEC 1 is forming stars in a "gravitationally bound" regime in which gravity prohibits the formation of a superwind, leading to matter accumulation within the galaxy and further generations of star formation. Based on observations with the W. M. Keck Observatory, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, the Subaru Telescope, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the NASA Spitzer Telescope, the Caltech Sub-mm Observatory, the Smithsonian Millimeter Array, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA.
Journal: Astrophysical Journal - ASTROPHYS J , vol. 731, no. 2, 2011
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