Models of five absorption-line systems along the line of sight toward PG 0117+213

Joseph R. Masiero, Jane C. Charlton, Jie Ding, Christopher W. Churchill, Glenn Kacprzak

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Abstract

We present our investigation into the physical conditions of the gas in five intervening quasar absorption-line systems along the line of sight toward the quasar PG 0117+213, with redshifts of z = 0.57, 0.72, 1.04, 1.32, and 1.34. Photoionization modeling of Hubble Space Telescope, Keck I, and Palomar data, using the code Cloudy, is employed to derive densities and metallicities of the multiple phases of gas required to fit the absorption profile for each system. We discuss the implications of these models for galaxy evolution, including the interpretation of "C iv deficiency" and damped Lyα absorbers (DLAs), and the relationships between galaxy morphology, galaxy luminosity, and absorption signature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-78
Number of pages22
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume623
Issue number1 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 10 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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