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Detection of an ultrabright submillimetre galaxy in the Subaru/XMM–Newton Deep Field using AzTEC/ASTE
Itziar Aretxaga
David Hughes
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Galaxies: high-redshift
Galaxies: ISM
Galaxies: starburst
Submillimetre: galaxies
We report on the detection of an extremely bright (∼37 mJy at 1100 μm and ∼91 mJy at 880 μm) submillimetre galaxy (SMG), AzTEC-ASTE-SXDF1100.001 (hereafter referred to as SXDF1100.001 or Orochi), discovered in the 1100 μm observations of the Subaru/XMM–Newton Deep Field using AzTEC on ASTE. Subsequent CARMA 1300-μm and SMA 880-μm observations successfully pinpoint the location of Orochi and suggest that it has two components, one extended [full width at half-maximum (FWHM) of ∼4 arcsec] and one compact (unresolved). Z-Spec on CSO has also been used to obtain a wide-band spectrum from 190 to 308 GHz, although no significant emission/absorption lines were found. The derived upper limit to the line-to-continuum flux ratio is 0.1–0.3 (2σ) across the Z-Spec band. Based on the analysis of the derived spectral energy distribution from optical to radio wavelengths of possible counterparts near the SMA/CARMA peak position, we suggest that Orochi is a lensed, optically dark SMG lying at z ∼ 3.4 behind a foreground, optically visible (but red) galaxy at z ∼ 1.4. The deduced apparent (i.e., no correction for magnification) infrared luminosity (LIR) and star formation rate (SFR) are 6 × 10¹³ Lꙩ and 11 000Mꙩ yr⁻¹, respectively, assuming that the LIR is dominated by star formation. These values suggest that Orochi will consume its gas reservoir within a short time-scale (3 × 10⁷ yr), which is indeed comparable to those in extreme starbursts like the centres of local ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs).
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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Ikarashi, S., et al., (2011), Detection of an ultrabright submillimetre galaxy in the Subaru/XMM–Newton Deep Field using AzTEC/ASTE, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 415(4): 3081–3096
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