Volume 372, Number 3, June IV 2001
|Page(s)||L45 - L49|
|Published online||15 June 2001|
The first ISO ERO: A dusty quasar at z = 1.5*
CEA Saclay, DSM/DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
3 School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
4 Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
Corresponding author: M. Pierre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 23 April 2001
We report the discovery of an extremely red object (ERO) in a medium-deep ISOCAM extragalactic survey. The object is also a radio source. Subsequent VLT NIR spectroscopy revealed a prominent Hα line giving a redshift of 1.5. We present the spectrum and photometric data points and discuss evidence that ISO J1324-2016 is a quasar harbouring a significant amount of very hot dust.
Key words: infrared: galaxies / quasars: general / galaxies: starburst / quasar: individual: ISO J1324-2016
© ESO, 2001
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