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Title: SPECTROSCOPY ALONG MULTIPLE, LENSED SIGHT LINES THROUGH OUTFLOWING WINDS IN THE QUASAR SDSS J1029+2623

Abstract

We study the origin of absorption features on the blue side of the C IV broad emission line of the large-separation lensed quasar SDSS J1029+2623 at z{sub em} {approx} 2.197. The quasar images, produced by a foreground cluster of galaxies, have a maximum separation angle of {theta} {approx} 22.''5. The large angular separation suggests that the sight lines to the quasar central source can go through different regions of outflowing winds from the accretion disk of the quasar, providing a unique opportunity to study the structure of outflows from the accretion disk, a key ingredient for the evolution of quasars as well as for galaxy formation and evolution. Based on medium- and high-resolution spectroscopy of the two brightest images conducted at the Subaru telescope, we find that each image has different intrinsic levels of absorptions, which can be attributed either to variability of absorption features over the time delay between the lensed images, {Delta}t {approx} 744 days, or to the fine structure of quasar outflows probed by the multiple sight lines toward the quasar. While both these scenarios are consistent with the current data, we argue that they can be distinguished with additional spectroscopic monitoring observations.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. School of General Education, Shinshu University, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621 (Japan)
  2. Department of Physics, Nara National College of Technology, Yamatokohriyama, Nara 639-1080 (Japan)
  3. National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)
  4. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 (Japan)
  5. Department of Natural and Physical Sciences, Tomakomai National College of Technology, Tomakomai 059-1275 (Japan)
  6. Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU, WPI), University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22089686
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online); Journal Volume: 145; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ACCRETION DISKS; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CARBON IONS; FINE STRUCTURE; GALACTIC EVOLUTION; GALAXIES; GALAXY CLUSTERS; IMAGES; MONITORING; QUASARS; RESOLUTION; TELESCOPES; TIME DELAY

Citation Formats

Misawa, Toru, Inada, Naohisa, Ohsuga, Ken, Gandhi, Poshak, Takahashi, Rohta, and Oguri, Masamune, E-mail: misawatr@shinshu-u.ac.jp. SPECTROSCOPY ALONG MULTIPLE, LENSED SIGHT LINES THROUGH OUTFLOWING WINDS IN THE QUASAR SDSS J1029+2623. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/145/2/48.
Misawa, Toru, Inada, Naohisa, Ohsuga, Ken, Gandhi, Poshak, Takahashi, Rohta, & Oguri, Masamune, E-mail: misawatr@shinshu-u.ac.jp. SPECTROSCOPY ALONG MULTIPLE, LENSED SIGHT LINES THROUGH OUTFLOWING WINDS IN THE QUASAR SDSS J1029+2623. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/145/2/48.
Misawa, Toru, Inada, Naohisa, Ohsuga, Ken, Gandhi, Poshak, Takahashi, Rohta, and Oguri, Masamune, E-mail: misawatr@shinshu-u.ac.jp. Fri . "SPECTROSCOPY ALONG MULTIPLE, LENSED SIGHT LINES THROUGH OUTFLOWING WINDS IN THE QUASAR SDSS J1029+2623". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/145/2/48.
@article{osti_22089686,
title = {SPECTROSCOPY ALONG MULTIPLE, LENSED SIGHT LINES THROUGH OUTFLOWING WINDS IN THE QUASAR SDSS J1029+2623},
author = {Misawa, Toru and Inada, Naohisa and Ohsuga, Ken and Gandhi, Poshak and Takahashi, Rohta and Oguri, Masamune, E-mail: misawatr@shinshu-u.ac.jp},
abstractNote = {We study the origin of absorption features on the blue side of the C IV broad emission line of the large-separation lensed quasar SDSS J1029+2623 at z{sub em} {approx} 2.197. The quasar images, produced by a foreground cluster of galaxies, have a maximum separation angle of {theta} {approx} 22.''5. The large angular separation suggests that the sight lines to the quasar central source can go through different regions of outflowing winds from the accretion disk of the quasar, providing a unique opportunity to study the structure of outflows from the accretion disk, a key ingredient for the evolution of quasars as well as for galaxy formation and evolution. Based on medium- and high-resolution spectroscopy of the two brightest images conducted at the Subaru telescope, we find that each image has different intrinsic levels of absorptions, which can be attributed either to variability of absorption features over the time delay between the lensed images, {Delta}t {approx} 744 days, or to the fine structure of quasar outflows probed by the multiple sight lines toward the quasar. While both these scenarios are consistent with the current data, we argue that they can be distinguished with additional spectroscopic monitoring observations.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-6256/145/2/48},
journal = {Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online)},
number = 2,
volume = 145,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2013},
month = {Fri Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2013}
}