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J/ApJ/701/587 A deep HST H-band imaging survey. II. QUEST QSOs (Veilleux+, 2009)

A deep Hubble space telescope H-band imaging survey of massive gas-rich mergers. II. The QUEST QSOs. Veilleux S., Kim D.-C., Rupke D.S.N., Peng C.Y., Tacconi L.J., Genzel R., Lutz D., Sturm E., Contursi A., Schweitzer M., Dasyra K.M., Ho L.C., Sanders D.B., Burkert A. <Astrophys. J., 701, 587-606 (2009)> =2009ApJ...701..587V
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, IR ; Magnitudes, absolute ; Morphology ; Surveys ; QSOs Keywords: galaxies: active - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: Seyfert - galaxies: starburst - infrared: galaxies Abstract: We report the results from a deep Hubble Space Telescope (HST) NICMOS H-band imaging survey of 28 z<0.3 QSOs from the Palomar-Green (PG) sample. This program is part of QUEST (Quasar/ULIRG Evolution Study) and complements a similar set of data on 26 highly nucleated ULIRGs presented in Paper I (Veilleux et al. 2006ApJ...643..707V). Our analysis indicates that the fraction of QSOs with elliptical hosts is higher among QSOs with undetected far-infrared (FIR) emission, small infrared excess (LIR/LB<10), and luminous hosts. The hosts of FIR-faint QSOs show a tendency to have less pronounced merger-induced morphological anomalies and larger QSO-to-host luminosity ratios on average than the hosts of FIR-bright QSOs, consistent with late-merger evolution from FIR-bright to FIR-faint QSOs. Description: The methods used to acquire, reduce, and analyze the present data are nearly identical to those of Paper I (Veilleux et al. 2006ApJ...643..707V) in which we reported the results from a Cycle-12 HST NICMOS H-band imaging survey of 26 z<0.3 ULIRGs and seven infrared-bright Palomar-Green (PG) QSOs. The combined sample of 28 PG QSOs successfully observed during Cycles 12 and 15 covers the low-redshift and low B-band luminosity ends of the PG QSO sample (see Figure 2 of Veilleux et al. 2009, Cat. J/ApJS/182/628). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 82 28 PG QSOs sample table5.dat 85 28 *Summary results from the GALFIT analysis table6.dat 61 217 Black Hole Mass
Note on table5.dat : Entries in this table are the parameters from the best-fitting one- or two-galaxy component models (tables 2 and 3 of the paper).
See also: VIII/13 : A new catalog of 53522 4.85GHz sources (Becker+ 1991) J/ApJS/182/628 : Spitzer quasar and ULIRG evolution study (Veilleux+, 2009) J/ApJ/666/806 : SED of Spitzer quasars (QUEST) (Netzer+, 2007) J/AJ/131/1923 : Known quasars in the QUEST Variability Survey (Rengstorf+, 2006) J/ApJ/613/682 : AGN central masses and broad-line region sizes (Peterson+, 2004) J/ApJS/143/315 : IRAS 1Jy sample of ultraluminous galaxies. II. (Veilleux+, 2002) J/AJ/108/1163 : Radio structure of Quasars (Kellermann+ 1994) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 11 A11 --- Name Object name 13- 22 A10 --- OName Other name 24- 28 F5.3 --- z Redshift 30- 35 F6.2 [Lsun] logLB Blue luminosity 37 A1 --- l_logLIR Limit flag on logLIR 38- 42 F5.2 [Lsun] logLIR ? Infrared luminosity (1) 44- 48 F5.2 [Lsun] logLbol Bolometric luminosity (2) 50 A1 --- l_LIR/LB Limit flag on LIR/LB 51- 55 F5.2 --- LIR/LB ? Ratio of infrared to blue luminosities 57 A1 --- l_LIR/Lbol Limit flag on LIR/Lbol 58- 61 F4.2 --- LIR/Lbol ? Ratio of infrared to bolometric luminosities 63 A1 --- l_F25/F60 Limit flag on F25/F60 64- 68 F5.3 --- F25/F60 25/60µm flux ratio 69 A1 --- u_F25/F60 [:] Uncertainty flag on F25/F60 71 A1 --- RL [LQ] Radio loudness (Q=quiet vs L=loud) (3) 73- 82 A10 --- Class FIR strength: Strong, Weak or Undetected (4)
Note (1): Infrared luminosity calculated from prescription of Sanders & Mirabel (1996ARA&A..34..749S). Note (2): Bolometric luminosity calculated from 7xL(5100Å)+L(IR) (Netzer et al. 2007, Cat. J/ApJ/666/806) Note (3): From Kellermann et al. (1994, Cat. J/AJ/108/1163) except for two objects (B2 2201+31A and PG2349-014 from Becker et al. 1991, Cat. VIII/13). Note (4): far-IR strength according to Netzer et al. (2007, Cat. J/ApJ/666/806)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table5.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 11 A11 --- Name Object name 12 A1 --- u_Name [b] uncertain values (1) 14- 19 F6.2 mag MAGt Total absolute magnitude (host+PSF-comp.) 21- 26 F6.2 mag MAGp Absolute magnitude of PSF component 28- 33 F6.2 mag MAGh Absolute magnitude of host galaxy (including tidal features) 35- 40 F6.2 mag MAGm Absolute magnitude of best-fitting galaxy host model 42- 46 F5.2 --- Ip/Ih PSF-to-host intensity ratio 48- 51 F4.2 --- Im/Ih Model-to-host intensity ratio 53- 56 F4.2 kpc r1/2 ? Half-light radius of n=4 Sersic component 58- 62 F5.2 mag/arcsec2 <mu1/2> ? Mean surface brightness of n=4 Sersic component within half-light radius in Hmag/arcsec2 64- 67 A4 --- Bar [Yes?/No ] Presence of a stellar bar? 69- 72 A4 --- Arms [Yes?/No ] Presence of spiral arms? 74- 77 A4 --- Dis [Yes?/No/Str ] Presence of merger-induced disturbance (Str=strongly disturbed) 79- 81 A3 --- MType Morphological class (2) 83- 85 A3 --- IC Interaction class (IVb or V) (3)
Note (1): Entries for this object are uncertain because the host galaxy fills most of the field of view, so the sky background is not well determined. Note (2): Morphological classes are: E = elliptical, B+D = bulge+disk, D = disk, A = ambiguous. Question marks ("?") indicate uncertain classification due to PSF mismatch (see sections 3 and 4.1). Note (3): IVb = compact merger, V = old merger; see Veilleux et al. 2002, Cat. J/ApJS/143/315, section 3.4, for details on the definitions.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table6.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 7 A7 --- Sample [ULIRGs/PG QSOs] 9- 24 A16 --- Name Galaxy name 26- 32 F7.2 10+7Msun Mph ? Black hole mass from spheroid luminosity 34- 39 F6.3 10+7Msun Mdyn ? Black hole mass from spheroid velocity dispersion 41- 46 F6.2 10+7Msun Mrev ? Black hole mass from reverberation mapping 48- 53 F6.2 10+7Msun Mvir ? Black hole mass from virial relation 55- 61 A7 --- Ref M_BH_ reference(s) (1)
Note (1): References as follows: 1 = Dasyra et al. 2006ApJ...651..835D 2 = Veilleux et al. 2002, Cat. J/ApJS/143/315 3 = Veilleux et al. 2006ApJ...643..707V 4 = Dasyra et al. 2006ApJ...638..745D 5 = This paper; 6 = Peterson et al. 2004, Cat. J/ApJ/613/682 7 = Dasyra et al. 2007ApJ...657..102D 8 = Vestergaard & Peterson 2006ApJ...641..689V
History: From electronic version of the journal References: Veilleux et al. Paper I. 2006ApJ...643..707V
(End) Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 12-Sep-2011
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