Volume 518, July-August 2010
Herschel: the first science highlights
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||16 July 2010|
Letter to the Editor
Herschel-PACS spectroscopy of IR-bright galaxies at high redshift*
Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Gießenbachstraße 1, 85748 Garching, Germany e-mail: email@example.com
2 Oxford University, Dept. of Astrophysics, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK
3 Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division, 4555 Overlook Ave SW, Washington, DC 20375, USA
4 Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
5 Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy, Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel
Accepted: 28 April 2010
We present Herschel-PACS observations of rest-frame mid-infrared and far-infrared spectral line emissions from two lensed, ultra-luminous infrared galaxies at high redshift: MIPS J142824.0+352619 (MIPS J1428), a starburst-dominated system at z = 1.3, and IRAS F10214+4724 (F10214), a source at z = 2.3 hosting both star-formation and a luminous AGN. We have detected [O I]63μm and [O III]52μm in MIPS J1428, and tentatively [O III]52μm in F10214. Together with the recent ZEUS-CSO [C II]158μm detection in MIPS J1428 we can for the first time combine [O I], [C II] and far-IR (FIR) continuum measurements for PDR modeling of an ultra-luminous (LIR≥1012) star forming galaxy at the peak epoch of cosmic star formation. We find that MIPS J1428, contrary to average local ULIRGs, does not show a deficit in [O I] relative to FIR. The combination of far-UV flux G0 and gas density n (derived from the PDR models), as well as the star formation efficiency (derived from CO and FIR) is similar to normal or starburst galaxies, despite the high infrared luminosity of this system. In contrast, F10214 has stringent upper limits on [O IV] and [S III], and an [O III]/FIR ratio at least an order of magnitude lower than local starbursts or AGN, similar to local ULIRGs.
Key words: ISM: general / galaxies: high-redshift / galaxies: evolution
© ESO, 2010
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