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ID: 421331.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The CO line SED and atomic carbon in IRAS F10214+4724
Authors:Ao, Y.; Weiß, A.; Downes, D.; Walter, F.; Henkel, C.; Menten, K. M.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2008
Title of Journal:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Start Page:747
End Page:754
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Using the IRAM 30 m telescope and the Plateau de Bure interferometer we have detected the CI(^3P2 to ^3P1) and the CO 3-2, 4-3, 6-5, 7-6 transitions as well as the dust continuum at 3 and 1.2 mm towards the distant luminous infrared galaxy IRAS F10214+4724 at z = 2.286. The CI(^3P2 to ^3P1) line is detected for the first time towards this source and IRAS F10214+4724 now belongs to a sample of only 3 extragalactic sources at any redshift where both of the carbon fine structure lines have been detected. The source is spatially resolved by our CI(^3P2 to ^3P1) observation and we detect a velocity gradient along the east-west direction. The CI line ratio allows us to derive a carbon excitation temperature of 42^+12-9 K. The carbon excitation in conjunction with the CO ladder and the dust continuum constrain the gas density to n(H2) = 103.6-4.0 cm-3 and the kinetic temperature to T_kin = 45-80 K, similar to the excitation conditions found in nearby starburst galaxies. The rest-frame 360 mum dust continuum morphology is more compact than the line emitting region, which supports previous findings that the far infrared luminosity arises from regions closer to the active galactic nucleus at the center of this system. Based on observations carried out with the IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer. IRAM is supported by INSU/CNRS (France), MPG (Germany) and IGN (Spain).
Free Keywords:galaxies: formation; galaxies: high-redshift; galaxies: individual: IRAS F10214+4724; galaxies: ISM; galaxies: active; infrared: galaxies
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL: [ID No:1]
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