Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Abstract

We present ~3'' resolution imaging of the z = 4.7 QSO BR 1202-0725 at 900 μm from the Submillimeter Array. The two submillimeter continuum components are clearly resolved from each other, and the positions are consistent with previous lower frequency images. In addition, we detect [C II] line emission from the northern component at L = 4.5 × 109 L. The ratio of [C II] to far-infrared luminosity is 0.04% for the northern component, and an upper limit of <0.03% is obtained for the southern component. These ratios are similar to the low values found in local ultraluminous galaxies, indicating that the excitation conditions are different from those found in local field galaxies. X-ray emission is detected by Chandra from the southern component at L0.5-2 keV = 3 × 1045 ergs s-1 and, at 99.6% confidence, from the northern component at L0.5-2 keV ~ 3 × 1044 ergs s-1, supporting the idea that BR 1202-0725 is a pair of interacting galaxies at z = 4.7 and that each harbors an active nucleus.

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This is the pre-published version harvested from ArXiv. The published version is located at http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-4357/645/2/L97/

Volume

645

Pages

L97

Issue

2

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