|SPIRE Photometry on Lensed Quasars
|berciano alba, a.
|Observations of different CO transitions in high-z quasars can help us to characterise the physical conditions of the star-forming gas, and improve current models of the co-evolution of star formation and SMBH growth. However, emission of the mm-submm continuum and-or CO lines with ground-based facilities has been observed only in a relatively small number of QSOs, limiting our current knowledge of the dust and molecular gas properties of this important objects. We propose a low cost, high-return 10 hour detection experiment that will deliver SPIRE photometry in 3 bands for 103 targets with 0.45 &amp;lt; z &amp;lt; 4.8 (all currently known optical-radio selected QSOs lensed by foreground galaxies) as first step towards building candidate list for follow up studies.
|Gravitational lensing reveals extreme dust-obscured star formation in quasar host galaxies . Stacey H. R. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 4, p.5075-5114 . 476 . 10.1093/mnras/sty458 . 2018MNRAS.476.5075S ,
|Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
|Publisher And Registrant
|European Space Agency
|European Space Agency, 2013, OT1_abercian_1, SPG v14.1.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ab7t7h9