Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs). X. Discovery of 35 Quasars and Luminous Galaxies at 5.7 ≤ z ≤ 7.0

Yoshiki Matsuoka, Kazushi Iwasawa, Masafusa Onoue, Nobunari Kashikawa, Michael A. Strauss, Chien Hsiu Lee, Masatoshi Imanishi, Tohru Nagao, Masayuki Akiyama, Naoko Asami, James Bosch, Hisanori Furusawa, Tomotsugu Goto, James E. Gunn, Yuichi Harikane, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Takuma Izumi, Toshihiro Kawaguchi, Nanako Kato, Satoshi KikutaKotaro Kohno, Yutaka Komiyama, Shuhei Koyama, Robert H. Lupton, Takeo Minezaki, Satoshi Miyazaki, Hitoshi Murayama, Mana Niida, Atsushi J. Nishizawa, Akatoki Noboriguchi, Masamune Oguri, Yoshiaki Ono, Masami Ouchi, Paul A. Price, Hiroaki Sameshima, Andreas Schulze, John D. Silverman, Naoshi Sugiyama, Philip J. Tait, Masahiro Takada, Tadafumi Takata, Masayuki Tanaka, Ji Jia Tang, Yoshiki Toba, Yousuke Utsumi, Shiang Yu Wang, Takuji Yamashita

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Abstract

We report the discovery of 28 quasars and 7 luminous galaxies at 5.7 ≤ z ≤ 7.0. This is the tenth in a series of papers from the Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs) project, which exploits the deep multiband imaging data produced by the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Subaru Strategic Program survey. The total number of spectroscopically identified objects in SHELLQs has now grown to 93 high-z quasars, 31 high-z luminous galaxies, 16 [O iii] emitters at z ∼ 0.8, and 65 Galactic cool dwarfs (low-mass stars and brown dwarfs). These objects were found over 900 deg2, surveyed by HSC between 2014 March and 2018 January. The full quasar sample includes 18 objects with very strong and narrow Lyα emission, whose stacked spectrum is clearly different from that of other quasars or galaxies. While the stacked spectrum shows N v λ1240 emission and resembles that of lower-z narrow-line quasars, the small Lyα width may suggest a significant contribution from the host galaxies. Thus, these objects may be composites of quasars and star-forming galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number183
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume883
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • dark ages, reionization, first stars
  • galaxies: active
  • galaxies: high-redshift
  • intergalactic medium
  • quasars: general
  • quasars: supermassive black holes

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