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J/A+A/607/A107         GRB 080810 Keck/HIRES spectrum           (Wiseman+, 2017)

Gas inflow and outflow in an interacting high-redshift galaxy. The remarkable host environment of GRB 080810 at z = 3.35. Wiseman P., Perley D. A., Schady P., Prochaska J. X., de Ugarte Postigo A., Kruehler T., Yates R. M., Greiner J <Astron. Astrophys. 607, A107 (2017)> =2017A&A...607A.107W (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Gamma rays ; Spectroscopy Keywords: galaxies: evolution - galaxies: interactions - gamma-ray burst: individual: 080810 Abstract: We reveal multiple components of an interacting galaxy system at z∼3.35 through a detailed analysis of the exquisite high-resolution Keck/HIRES spectrum of the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB). Through Voigt-profile fitting of absorption lines from the Lyman-series, we constrain the neutral hydrogen column density to NHI≤1018.35cm-2 for the densest of four distinct systems at the host redshift of GRB 080810, among the lowest NHI ever observed in a GRB host, despite the line of sight passing within a projected 5kpc of the galaxy centres. By detailed analysis of the corresponding metal absorption lines, we derive chemical, ionic and kinematic properties of the individual absorbing systems, and thus build a picture of the host as a whole. Striking differences between the systems imply that the line of sight passes through several phases of gas: the star-forming regions of the GRB host; enriched material in the form of a galactic outflow; the hot and ionised halo of a second, interacting galaxy falling towards the host at a line-of-sight velocity of 700km/s; and a cool, metal-poor cloud which may represent one of the best candidates yet for the inflow of metal-poor gas from the intergalactic medium. Description: On 2008-08-10 at T0=13:10:12 UT, the Burst Alert Telescope on board Swift triggered on GRB 080810 2008), which at T0+80s was detected as a bright source in Swift's X-ray Telescope (XRT) and Ultra-violet and Optical Telescope (UVOT). Starting 37.6 minutes after the trigger at 13:47:50 UT, GRB 080810 was observed with the High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) mounted on the 10-metre Keck I telescope of the W. M Keck Observatory located at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. A series of two exposures of 1000 s each were taken using the C5 decker, providing a FWHM spectral resolution of ∼8km/s. The normalised reduced Keck/HIRES spectrum of GRB 080810 in ASCII format. The respective FITS header appears first, and is commented out with #. Objects: ------------------------------------------------------------- RA (2000) DE Designation(s) ------------------------------------------------------------- 23 47 10.48 +00 19 11.3 GRB 080810 = Fermi bn080810549 ------------------------------------------------------------- File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file list.dat 124 1 Information on spectrum file spectrum.dat 45 173311 GRB 080810 normalised reduced Keck/HIRES spectrum
Byte-by-byte Description of file: list.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Name 12- 13 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 15- 16 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 18- 22 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 24 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 25- 26 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 28- 29 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 31- 34 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 36- 41 I6 --- Nx Number of points 43- 51 F9.4 0.1nm blambda Lower value of wavelength interval 53- 61 F9.4 0.1nm Blambda Upper value of wavelength interval 63- 74 A12 --- FileName Name of the spectrum file 76-124 A49 --- Title Title of the file
Byte-by-byte Description of file (# headlines): spectrum.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
8- 16 F9.4 0.1nm lambda [3458.2153/7818.0631] Wavelength 19- 32 E14.10 --- NFlux Normalised flux 37- 45 F9.7 --- e_NFlux Normalised flux error
Acknowledgements: Philip Wiseman, wiseman(at)
(End) Philip Wiseman [MPE], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 25-Jul-2017
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