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Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs). II. Discovery of 32 quasars and luminous galaxies at 5.7 < z <= 6.8

Author(s): Matsuoka, Yoshiki; Onoue, Masafusa; Kashikawa, Nobunari; Iwasawa, Kazushi; Strauss, Michael A; et al

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Abstract: We present spectroscopic identification of 32 new quasars and luminous galaxies discovered at 5.7 < z <= 6.8. This is the second in a series of papers presenting the results of the Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs) project, which exploits the deep multi-band imaging data produced by the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Subaru Strategic Program survey. The photometric candidates were selected by a Bayesian probabilistic algorithm, and then observed with spectrographs on the Gran Telescopio Canarias and the Subaru Telescope. Combined with the sample presented in the previous paper of this series, we have now identified 64 HSC sources over about 430 deg(2), which include 33 high-z quasars, 14 high-z luminous galaxies, two [OIII] emitters at z similar to 0.8, and 15 Galactic brown dwarfs. The new quasars have considerably lower luminosity (M-1450 similar to -25 to -22 mag) than most of the previously known high-z quasars. Several of these quasars have luminous (>10(43) erg s(-1)) and narrow (< 500 kms(-1)) Ly alpha lines, and also a possible mini broad-absorption-line system of N V lambda 1240 in the composite spectrum, which clearly separate them from typical quasars. On the other hand, the high-z galaxies have extremely high luminosities (M-1450 similar to -24 to -22 mag) compared to other galaxies found at similar redshifts. With the discovery of these new classes of objects, we are opening up new parameter spaces in the high-z Universe. Further survey observations and follow-up studies of the identified objects, including the construction of the quasar luminosity function at z similar to 6, are ongoing.
Publication Date: Jan-2018
Electronic Publication Date: 5-Jul-2017
Citation: Matsuoka, Yoshiki, Onoue, Masafusa, Kashikawa, Nobunari, Iwasawa, Kazushi, Strauss, Michael A, Nagao, Tohru, Imanishi, Masatoshi, Lee, Chien-Hsiu, Akiyama, Masayuki, Asami, Naoko, Bosch, James, Foucaud, Sebastien, Furusawa, Hisanori, Goto, Tomotsugu, Gunn, James E, Harikane, Yuichi, Ikeda, Hiroyuki, Izumi, Takuma, Kawaguchi, Toshihiro, Kikuta, Satoshi, Kohno, Kotaro, Komiyama, Yutaka, Lupton, Robert H, Minezaki, Takeo, Miyazaki, Satoshi, Morokuma, Tomoki, Murayama, Hitoshi, Niida, Mana, Nishizawa, Atsushi J, Oguri, Masamune, Ono, Yoshiaki, Ouchi, Masami, Price, Paul A, Sameshima, Hiroaki, Schulze, Andreas, Shirakata, Hikari, Silverman, John D, Sugiyama, Naoshi, Tait, Philip J, Takada, Masahiro, Takata, Tadafumi, Tanaka, Masayuki, Tang, Ji-Jia, Toba, Yoshiki, Utsumi, Yousuke, Wang, Shiang-Yu. (2018). Subaru High-z Exploration of Low-Luminosity Quasars (SHELLQs). II. Discovery of 32 quasars and luminous galaxies at 5.7 < z <= 6.8. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN, 70 (10.1093/pasj/psx046
DOI: doi:10.1093/pasj/psx046
ISSN: 0004-6264
EISSN: 2053-051X
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Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Author's manuscript

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