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Title: Discovery of a z = 0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields

We present the discovery of a z=0.65 low-ionization broad absorption line (LoBAL) quasar in a post-starburst galaxy in data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and spectroscopy from the Australian Dark Energy Survey (OzDES). LoBAL quasars are a minority of all BALs, and rarer still is that this object also exhibits broad FeII (an FeLoBAL) and Balmer absorption. This is the first BAL quasar that has signatures of recently truncated star formation, which we estimate ended about 40 Myr ago. The characteristic signatures of an FeLoBAL require high column densities, which could be explained by the emergence of a young quasar from an early, dust-enshrouded phase, or by clouds compressed by a blast wave. The age of the starburst component is comparable to estimates of the lifetime of quasars, so if we assume the quasar activity is related to the truncation of the star formation, this object is better explained by the blast wave scenario.
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  1. Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  2. Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  3. Australian Astronomical Observatory, 105 Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia
  4. Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
  5. School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
  6. CAASTRO: ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics; Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Cotter Rd., Weston, ACT 2611, Australia
  7. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, WA 6102, Australia
  8. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK; Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2611, Australia
  9. Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, A28, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  10. CAASTRO: ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics; Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory, the Australian National University, Cotter Rd., Canberra, ACT 2611, Australia
  11. CAASTRO: ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics; Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2611, Australia
  12. Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, 1700000 La Serena, Chile
  13. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa
  14. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
  15. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France
  16. CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France
  17. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  18. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil
  19. Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  20. Institut de Ciències de l’Espai, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain; Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
  21. Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany
  22. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
  23. Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
  24. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  25. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  26. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain
  27. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
  28. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  29. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), E-28040 Madrid, Spain
  30. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, Porto Alegre, RS 91501-970, Brazil
  31. Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  32. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia – LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 01140-070 São Paulo, Brazil
  33. Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
  34. National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  35. Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK
  36. The Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-232-AE; arXiv:1606.02717
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; 1468361
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; AC05-00OR22725; AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 468; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
The DES Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; galaxies: active; quasars: absorption lines; galaxies: starburst
OSTI Identifier:
1356964
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1334782; OSTI ID: 1369279

Mudd, Dale, Martini, Paul, Tie, Suk Sien, Lidman, Chris, McMahon, Richard, Banerji, Manda, Davis, Tamara, Peterson, Bradley, Sharp, Rob, Seymour, Nicholas, Childress, Michael, Lewis, Geraint, Tucker, Brad, Yuan, Fang, Abbot, Tim, Abdalla, Filipe, Allam, Sahar, Benoit-Lévy, Aurélien, Bertin, Emmanuel, Brooks, David, Camero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, Matias, Carretero, Jorge, da Costa, Luiz N., Desai, Shantanu, Diehl, Thomas, Eifler, Tim, Finley, David, Flaugher, Brenna, Glazebrook, Karl, Gruen, Daniel, Gruendl, Robert, Gutierrez, Gaston, Hinton, Samuel, Honscheid, Klaus, James, David, Kuehn, Kyler, Kuropatkin, Nikolav, Macaulay, Edward, Maia, Marcio A. G., Miquel, Ramon, Ogando, Ricardo, Plazas, Andres, Riel, Kevin, Sanchez, Eusebio, Santiago, Basillio, Schubnell, Michael, Sevilla-Noarbe, Ignacio, Smith, Robert C., Soares-Santos, Marcelle, Sobreira, Flavia, Suchyta, Eric, Swanson, Molly, Tarle, Gregory, Thomas, Daniel, Uddin, Syed, Walker, Alistair, and Zhang, Bonnie. Discovery of a z = 0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx708.
Mudd, Dale, Martini, Paul, Tie, Suk Sien, Lidman, Chris, McMahon, Richard, Banerji, Manda, Davis, Tamara, Peterson, Bradley, Sharp, Rob, Seymour, Nicholas, Childress, Michael, Lewis, Geraint, Tucker, Brad, Yuan, Fang, Abbot, Tim, Abdalla, Filipe, Allam, Sahar, Benoit-Lévy, Aurélien, Bertin, Emmanuel, Brooks, David, Camero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, Matias, Carretero, Jorge, da Costa, Luiz N., Desai, Shantanu, Diehl, Thomas, Eifler, Tim, Finley, David, Flaugher, Brenna, Glazebrook, Karl, Gruen, Daniel, Gruendl, Robert, Gutierrez, Gaston, Hinton, Samuel, Honscheid, Klaus, James, David, Kuehn, Kyler, Kuropatkin, Nikolav, Macaulay, Edward, Maia, Marcio A. G., Miquel, Ramon, Ogando, Ricardo, Plazas, Andres, Riel, Kevin, Sanchez, Eusebio, Santiago, Basillio, Schubnell, Michael, Sevilla-Noarbe, Ignacio, Smith, Robert C., Soares-Santos, Marcelle, Sobreira, Flavia, Suchyta, Eric, Swanson, Molly, Tarle, Gregory, Thomas, Daniel, Uddin, Syed, Walker, Alistair, & Zhang, Bonnie. Discovery of a z = 0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields. United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx708.
Mudd, Dale, Martini, Paul, Tie, Suk Sien, Lidman, Chris, McMahon, Richard, Banerji, Manda, Davis, Tamara, Peterson, Bradley, Sharp, Rob, Seymour, Nicholas, Childress, Michael, Lewis, Geraint, Tucker, Brad, Yuan, Fang, Abbot, Tim, Abdalla, Filipe, Allam, Sahar, Benoit-Lévy, Aurélien, Bertin, Emmanuel, Brooks, David, Camero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, Matias, Carretero, Jorge, da Costa, Luiz N., Desai, Shantanu, Diehl, Thomas, Eifler, Tim, Finley, David, Flaugher, Brenna, Glazebrook, Karl, Gruen, Daniel, Gruendl, Robert, Gutierrez, Gaston, Hinton, Samuel, Honscheid, Klaus, James, David, Kuehn, Kyler, Kuropatkin, Nikolav, Macaulay, Edward, Maia, Marcio A. G., Miquel, Ramon, Ogando, Ricardo, Plazas, Andres, Riel, Kevin, Sanchez, Eusebio, Santiago, Basillio, Schubnell, Michael, Sevilla-Noarbe, Ignacio, Smith, Robert C., Soares-Santos, Marcelle, Sobreira, Flavia, Suchyta, Eric, Swanson, Molly, Tarle, Gregory, Thomas, Daniel, Uddin, Syed, Walker, Alistair, and Zhang, Bonnie. 2017. "Discovery of a z = 0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields". United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx708. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1356964.
@article{osti_1356964,
title = {Discovery of a z = 0.65 post-starburst BAL quasar in the DES supernova fields},
author = {Mudd, Dale and Martini, Paul and Tie, Suk Sien and Lidman, Chris and McMahon, Richard and Banerji, Manda and Davis, Tamara and Peterson, Bradley and Sharp, Rob and Seymour, Nicholas and Childress, Michael and Lewis, Geraint and Tucker, Brad and Yuan, Fang and Abbot, Tim and Abdalla, Filipe and Allam, Sahar and Benoit-Lévy, Aurélien and Bertin, Emmanuel and Brooks, David and Camero Rosell, A. and Carrasco Kind, Matias and Carretero, Jorge and da Costa, Luiz N. and Desai, Shantanu and Diehl, Thomas and Eifler, Tim and Finley, David and Flaugher, Brenna and Glazebrook, Karl and Gruen, Daniel and Gruendl, Robert and Gutierrez, Gaston and Hinton, Samuel and Honscheid, Klaus and James, David and Kuehn, Kyler and Kuropatkin, Nikolav and Macaulay, Edward and Maia, Marcio A. G. and Miquel, Ramon and Ogando, Ricardo and Plazas, Andres and Riel, Kevin and Sanchez, Eusebio and Santiago, Basillio and Schubnell, Michael and Sevilla-Noarbe, Ignacio and Smith, Robert C. and Soares-Santos, Marcelle and Sobreira, Flavia and Suchyta, Eric and Swanson, Molly and Tarle, Gregory and Thomas, Daniel and Uddin, Syed and Walker, Alistair and Zhang, Bonnie},
abstractNote = {We present the discovery of a z=0.65 low-ionization broad absorption line (LoBAL) quasar in a post-starburst galaxy in data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and spectroscopy from the Australian Dark Energy Survey (OzDES). LoBAL quasars are a minority of all BALs, and rarer still is that this object also exhibits broad FeII (an FeLoBAL) and Balmer absorption. This is the first BAL quasar that has signatures of recently truncated star formation, which we estimate ended about 40 Myr ago. The characteristic signatures of an FeLoBAL require high column densities, which could be explained by the emergence of a young quasar from an early, dust-enshrouded phase, or by clouds compressed by a blast wave. The age of the starburst component is comparable to estimates of the lifetime of quasars, so if we assume the quasar activity is related to the truncation of the star formation, this object is better explained by the blast wave scenario.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/stx708},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 3,
volume = 468,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}