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Title: Origin of Metals around Galaxies. I. Catalogs of Metal-line Absorption Doublets from High-resolution Quasar Spectra
Author: Mas Ribas, Lluís
Riemer Sørensen, Signe
Hennawi, Joseph F.
Miralda Escudé, Jordi
O'Meara, John M.
Pérez Ràfols, Ignasi
Murphy, Michael T.
Webb, John K.
Keywords: Galàxies
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2018
Publisher: Institute of Physics (IOP)
Abstract: We present the first paper of the series Origin of Metals around Galaxies, which aims to explore the origin of the metals observed in the circumgalactic and intergalactic media. In this work we extract and build catalogs of metal absorbers that will be used in future analyses, and make our results publicly available to the community. We design a fully automatic algorithm to search for absorption metal-line doublets of the species C IV, N V, Si IV, and Mg II in high-resolution (R >=30,000) quasar spectra without human intervention, and apply it to the high-resolution and signal-to-noise ratio spectra of 690 quasars, observed with the UVES and HIRES instruments. We obtain 5656 C IV doublets, 7919 doublets of Mg II, 2258 of Si IV, and 239 of N V, constituting the largest high-resolution metaldoublet samples to date, and estimate the dependence of their completeness and purity on various doublet parameters such as equivalent width and redshift, using real and artificial quasar spectra. The catalogs include doublets with rest-frame line-equivalent widths down to a few mÅ, all detected at a significance above 3σ, and covering the redshifts between 1 < z =<5, properties that make them useful for a wide range of chemical evolution studies.
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It is part of: Astrophysical Journal, 2018, vol. 862, num. 50
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ISSN: 0004-637X
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