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Deep Observations of CO and Free-Free Emission in Ultraluminous Infrared QSO IRAS F07599+6508

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Qing-Hua Tan
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Yu Gao
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Xiao-Yang Xia
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Cai-Na Hao
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Kotaro Kohno
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Abstract

Infrared quasi-stellar objects (IR QSOs) are a rare subpopulation selected from ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) and have been regarded as promising candidates of ULIRG-to-optical QSO transition objects. Here we present NOEMA observations of the CO (1-0) line and 3 mm continuum emission in IR QSO IRAS F07599+6508 at z = 0.1486, which has many properties in common with Mrk 231. The CO emission is found to be resolved with a major axis of ∼6.1 kpc that is larger than the size of ∼4.0 kpc derived for 3 mm continuum. We identify two faint CO features located at a projected distance of ∼11.4 and 19.1 kpc from the galaxy nucleus, both of which are found to have counterparts in the optical and radio bands and may have a merger origin. A systematic velocity gradient is found in the CO main component, suggesting that the bulk of molecular gas is likely rotationally supported. Based on the radio-to-millimeter spectral energy distribution and IR data, we estimate that about 30% of the flux at 3 mm arises from free-free emission and infer a free-free-derived star formation rate of 77 M yr-1, close to the IR estimate corrected for the AGN contribution. We find a high-velocity CO emission feature at the velocity range of about -1300 to -2000 km s-1. Additional deep CO observations are needed to confirm the presence of a possible very high velocity CO extension of the OH outflow in this IR QSO.

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insu-03745714 , version 1 (04-08-2022)

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Qing-Hua Tan, Yu Gao, Emanuele Daddi, Xiao-Yang Xia, Cai-Na Hao, et al.. Deep Observations of CO and Free-Free Emission in Ultraluminous Infrared QSO IRAS F07599+6508. The Astrophysical Journal, 2021, 913, ⟨10.3847/1538-4357/abf492⟩. ⟨insu-03745714⟩
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