Results for "S. Veilleux"

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Galactic WindsApr 20 2005Jul 19 2005Galactic winds are the primary mechanism by which energy and metals are recycled in galaxies and are deposited into the intergalactic medium. New observations are revealing the ubiquity of this process, particularly at high redshift. We describe the physics ... More
Highlights: Optical/NIR Spectroscopy of Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesMar 14 1999This paper reviews the results from recent optical and near-infrared spectroscopic studies of ultraluminous infrared galaxies.
Warm Ionized Gas on the Outskirts of Active and Star-Forming GalaxiesAug 10 2001The preliminary results from a deep emission-line search for warm ionized material in the halos of nearby active and star-forming galaxies are presented. The origin of this gas is discussed in the context of galaxy formation and evolution.
Fabry-Perot Imaging Spectroscopy of Starburst and AGN WindsJun 01 1999To date, the most detailed studies of galactic winds have come from 3-D spectrophotometric observations with radio and Fabry-Perot interferometers. Here, we report the latest results from a long-term optical survey of nearby active and starburst galaxies ... More
New Results from a Survey of Galactic Outflows in Nearby Active Galactic NucleiJan 05 2001Recent results from a multiwavelength survey of spatially resolved outflows in nearby active galaxies are presented. Optical Fabry-Perot and long-slit spectroscopic data are combined with VLA and ROSAT images, when available, to probe the warm, relativistic ... More
A Search for Very Extended Ionized Gas in Nearby Starburst and Active GalaxiesAug 19 2003We report the results from a pilot study of 10 nearby starburst and active galaxies conducted with the Taurus Tunable Filter (TTF) on the Anglo-Australian and William Herschel Telescopes. The main purpose of this imaging survey is to search for warm emission-line ... More
Artillery Shells over CircinusMar 06 1997The recently identified Circinus Galaxy is the nearest (about 4 Mpc) Seyfert 2 galaxy known and we now demonstrate to be one of the best laboratories for studying the effects of nuclear activity on the surrounding environment. Here we present new imaging ... More
Identification of Galactic Wind Candidates using Excitation Maps: Tunable-Filter Discovery of a Shock-Excited Wind in the Galaxy NGC 1482Jan 02 2002Multi-line imaging of the nearby disk galaxy NGC 1482 with the Taurus Tunable Filter (TTF) on the Anglo-Australian Telescope reveals a remarkable hourglass-shaped [N II] 6583/H-alpha excitation structure suggestive of a galactic wind extending at least ... More
Keck High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Outflows in Infrared Luminous GalaxiesSep 05 2005Several recent studies have determined that large quantities of neutral gas are outflowing from the nuclei of almost all infrared-luminous galaxies. These measurements show that winds in infrared-luminous galaxies play a significant role in the evolution ... More
A Kinematic Link between Boxy Bulges, Stellar Bars, and Nuclear Activity in NGC 3079 & NGC 4388Jul 30 1999We present direct kinematic evidence for bar streaming motions in two active galaxies with boxy stellar bulges. The Hawaii Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer was used on the Canada-France-Hawaii 3.6-m telescope and the University of Hawaii 2.2-m telescope ... More
The Multiphase Structure and Power Sources of Galactic Winds in Major MergersMar 27 2013Massive, galaxy-scale outflows are known to be ubiquitous in major mergers of disk galaxies in the local universe. In this paper, we explore the multiphase structure and power sources of galactic winds in six ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) at ... More
PAH emission and star formation in the host of the z~2.56 Cloverleaf QSOApr 02 2007We report the first detection of the 6.2micron and 7.7micron infrared `PAH' emission features in the spectrum of a high redshift QSO, from the Spitzer-IRS spectrum of the Cloverleaf lensed QSO (H1413+117, z~2.56). The ratio of PAH features and rest frame ... More
Tightly Correlated X-ray/H$α$ Emitting Filaments in the Superbubble and Large-Scale Superwind of NGC 3079May 29 2002Using Chandra and HST we show that X-ray and H$\alpha$ filaments that form the 1.3-kpc diameter superbubble of NGC 3079 have strikingly similar patterns at 0."8 resolution. This tight match seems to arise from cool disk gas that has been driven by the ... More
Mid-infrared and optical spectroscopy of ultraluminous infrared galaxies: A comparisonMar 10 1999New tools from Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) mid-infrared spectroscopy have recently become available to determine the power sources of dust-obscured ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs). We compare ISO classifications - starburst or active galactic ... More
Integral Field Spectroscopy of Massive, Kiloparsec-Scale Outflows in the Infrared-Luminous QSO Mrk 231Feb 21 2011The quasi-stellar object (QSO)/merger Mrk 231 is arguably the nearest and best laboratory for studying QSO feedback. It hosts several outflows, including broad-line winds, radio jets, and a poorly-understood kpc scale outflow. In this Letter, we present ... More
The Discovery of a Very Narrow-Line Star Forming Obat a Redshift of 5.66jectJan 31 2003We report on the discovery of a very narrow-line star forming object beyond redshift of 5. Using the prime-focus camera, Suprime-Cam, on the 8.2 m Subaru telescope together with a narrow-passband filter centered at $\lambda_{\rm c}$ = 8150 \AA with passband ... More
Warm Molecular Hydrogen in the Galactic Wind of M82Jul 09 2009We report the detection of a complex of extraplanar warm H_2 knots and filaments extending more than ~3 kpc above and below the galactic plane of M82, roughly coincident with the well-known galactic wind in this system. Comparisons of these data with ... More
Biconical Outflow in the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 2992Oct 06 2000We report on a detailed kinematic study of the galactic-scale outflow in the Seyfert galaxy NGC 2992. The TAURUS-2 Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer was used on the Anglo-Australian 3.9-m telescope to derive the two-dimensional velocity field of the ... More
Optical Spectroscopy of Halpha Filaments in Cool Core Clusters: Kinematics, Reddening, and Sources of IonizationOct 31 2011Nov 28 2011We have obtained deep, high spatial and spectral resolution, long-slit spectra of the Halpha nebulae in the cool cores of 9 galaxy clusters. This sample provides a wealth of information on the ionization state, kinematics, and reddening of the warm gas ... More
Forming Super Star Clusters in the Central Starburst of NGC 253Apr 05 2018Oct 24 2018NGC 253 hosts the nearest nuclear starburst. Previous observations show a region rich in molecular gas, with dense clouds associated with recent star formation. We used ALMA to image the 350 GHz dust continuum and molecular line emission from this region ... More
The Environment of Local Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesJan 09 2007Jan 24 2007The spatial cluster-galaxy correlation amplitude, Bgc, is computed for a set of 76 (z < 0.3) ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) from the 1-Jy sample. The Bgc parameter is used to quantify the richness of the environment within 0.5 Mpc of each ULIRG. ... More
Neutral Gas Outflows and Inflows in Infrared-Faint Seyfert GalaxiesNov 19 2009Dec 30 2009Previous studies of the Na I D interstellar absorption line doublet have shown that galactic winds occur in most galaxies with high infrared luminosities. However, in infrared-bright composite systems where a starburst coexists with an active galactic ... More
Outflows in Infrared-Luminous Starbursts at z < 0.5. I. Sample, NaI D Spectra, and Profile FittingJun 24 2005We have conducted a spectroscopic survey of 78 starbursting infrared-luminous galaxies at redshifts up to z = 0.5. We use moderate-resolution spectroscopy of the NaI D interstellar absorption feature to directly probe the neutral phase of outflowing gas ... More
On the Origin of the Extended Halpha Filaments in Cooling Flow ClustersAug 02 2010We present a high spatial resolution Halpha survey of 23 cooling flow clusters using the Maryland Magellan Tunable Filter (MMTF), covering 1-2 orders of magnitude in cooling rate, dM/dt, temperature and entropy. We find 8/23 (35%) of our clusters have ... More
Outflows in Infrared-Luminous Starbursts at z < 0.5. II. Analysis and DiscussionJun 24 2005Jul 19 2005We have performed an absorption-line survey of outflowing gas in 78 starburst-dominated, infrared-luminous galaxies. This is the largest study of superwinds at z < 3. Superwinds are found in almost all infrared-luminous galaxies, and changes in detection ... More
Keck Absorption-Line Spectroscopy of Galactic Winds in Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesJan 22 2002In this paper, we present moderately-high resolution (~65 km/s) spectroscopy, acquired with ESI on Keck II, of 11 ultraluminous infrared galaxies at z < 0.3 from the IRAS 1 Jy sample. The targets were chosen as good candidates to host galaxy-scale outflows, ... More
New Results from a Near-Infrared Search for Hidden Broad-Line Regions in Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesApr 12 1999This paper reports the latest results from a near-infrared search for hidden broad-line regions (BLRs: FWHM >~ 2,000 km/s) in ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIGs). The new sample contains thirty-nine ULIGs from the 1-Jy sample selected for their lack ... More
Jet- and Wind-Driven Ionized Outflows in the Superbubble and Star-Forming Disk of NGC 3079Jan 01 2001HST WFPC2 images are presented that span the inner 19 kpc diameter of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3079; they are combined with ground-based Halpha+[N II] Fabry-Perot spectra and VLA images of radio polarization vectors and rotation measures. Ionized ... More
Extended, Dusty Star Formation Fueled by a Residual Cooling Flow in the Cluster of Galaxies Sersic 159-03Nov 10 2014While the cooling of the hot intra-cluster medium (ICM) in the cores of galaxy clusters is mostly counteracted by heating from the central active galactic nucleus (AGN), the balance is not perfect. This can lead to residual cooling flows and low-level ... More
The Oxygen Abundances of Luminous and Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesAug 13 2007Luminous and ultraluminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs and ULIRGs) dominate the star formation rate budget of the universe at z > 1, yet no local measurements of their heavy element abundances exist. We measure nuclear or near-nuclear oxygen abundances in ... More
Optical and Near-Infrared Imaging of the IRAS 1-Jy Sample of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies: II. The AnalysisJul 18 2002Feb 24 2003The present paper discusses the results from an analysis of the images presented in Paper I (astro-ph/0207373) supplemented with new spectroscopic data obtained at Keck. All but one object in the 1-Jy sample show signs of a strong tidal interaction/merger. ... More
Optical and Near-Infrared Imaging of the IRAS 1-Jy Sample of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies: I. The AtlasJul 18 2002Feb 24 2003An imaging survey of the {\em IRAS} 1-Jy sample of 118 ultraluminous infrared galaxies was conducted at optical (R) and near-infrared (K') wavelengths using the University of Hawaii 2.2m telescope. The methods of observation and data reduction are described. ... More
The IRAS 1-Jy Survey of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies: II. Optical SpectroscopyJun 10 1998This is the second paper in a series discussing the properties of ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIGs: L_ir > 10^{12} L_sun; Ho = 75 km s^{-1} Mpc^{-1} and qo = 0.0) from the 1-Jy sample of Kim (1995). This paper presents the first results of a spectroscopic ... More
The Very Extended Ionized Nebula around the Quasar MR2251-178Aug 26 1999We report the results of deep H-alpha imaging of the ionized gas surrounding the low-redshift (z=0.0638) quasar MR 2251-178 using the TAURUS Tunable Filter (TTF) on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Our observations reach a 2-sigma detection level of ~5 ... More
Outflows in AGN/Starburst-Composite Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesJul 01 2005Galactic superwinds occur in almost all infrared-luminous galaxies with star formation rates (SFRs) above 10 M_sun/yr, as shown by studies of the NaI D interstellar absorption line. We demonstrate that this result also applies to ultraluminous infrared ... More
The QSO - Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies ConnectionApr 24 2001For the past several years, our group has pursued a vigorous ground-based program aimed at understanding the nature of ultraluminous infrared galaxies. We recently published the results from a optical/near-infrared spectroscopic survey of a large statistically ... More
Optical Spectroscopy of the IRAS 1-Jy Sample of Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesApr 12 1999This paper discusses the optical spectroscopic properties of the IRAS 1-Jy sample of ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIGs). One hundred and eight of the 118 1-Jy ULIGs have been observed at dlambda = 8.3 AA resolution over the wavelength range ~4500 ... More
New Constraints on the Escape of Ionizing Photons From Starburst Galaxies Using Ionization-Parameter MappingNov 09 2013Nov 12 2013The fate of ionizing radiation in starburst galaxies is key to understanding cosmic reionization. However, the galactic parameters on which the escape fraction of ionizing radiation depend are not well understood. Ionization-parameter mapping provides ... More
Dusty Winds: Extraplanar PAH Features of Nearby GalaxiesJul 23 2013Recent observations have shown the presence of dust and molecular material in galactic winds, but relatively little is known about the distribution of these outflow components. To shed some light on this issue, we have used IRAC images from the Spitzer ... More
Spatially Resoved 12CO(2-1)/12CO(1-0) in the Starburst Galaxy NGC 253: Assessing Optical Depth to Constrain the Molecular Mass Outflow RateSep 04 2018We present Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations of 12CO(1-0) and 12CO(2-1) in the central 40" (680 pc) of the nuclear starburst galaxy NGC 253, including its molecular outflow. We measure the ratio of brightness temperature ... More
Galactic Winds: Near and FarSep 03 2003Sep 15 2003Multiwavelength data on star-forming galaxies provide strong evidence for large-scale galactic winds in both nearby and distant objects. The results from recent ground-based and space-borne programs are reviewed. The impact of these winds on the host ... More
Spectroscopic Diagnostics for AGNsJan 08 2002A review of the spectroscopic tools needed to characterize AGNs is presented. This review focusses on ultraviolet, optical and infrared emission-line diagnostics specifically designed to help differentiate AGNs from starburst-dominated galaxies. The strengths ... More
Multiwavelength Observations of Galactic Winds: Near and FarOct 20 2003This paper provides a critical discussion of the observational evidence for winds in our own Galaxy, in nearby star-forming and active galaxies, and in the high-redshift universe. The implications of galactic winds on the formation and evolution of galaxies ... More
Fabry-Perot Survey of Emission-Line GalaxiesJan 29 2002The recent results from a deep Fabry-Perot survey of nearby active and star-forming galaxies are presented. Line-emitting material is detected over two orders of magnitude in galactocentric radius, from the 100-pc scale of the active or starbursting nucleus ... More
The Starburst-AGN ConnectionDec 06 2000The issue of a starburst-AGN connection in local and distant galaxies is relevant for understanding galaxy formation and evolution, the star formation and metal enrichment history of the universe, the origin of the extragalactic background at low and ... More
Local Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies and QuasarsMar 01 2006This paper reviews the recent results from a comprehensive investigation of the most luminous mergers in the local universe, the ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) and the quasars. First, the frequency of occurrence and importance of black hole ... More
The AGN Paradigm: Radio-Quiet ObjectsNov 11 2002The current paradigm for radio-quiet AGNs is reviewed, taking into account new results from recent large-scale surveys carried out from the ground and from space. Topics include structure of the central engine, AGN demography, fueling/triggering processes, ... More
AGN Host GalaxiesJul 24 2008Jul 29 2008In this series of four lectures, I discuss four important aspects of AGN host galaxies. In Lecture #1, I address the starburst-AGN connection. First, I briefly review the primary diagnostic tools that are used to quantify and distinguish star formation ... More
Identification of a Complete 160 micron Flux-Limited Sample of Infrared Galaxies in the ISO Lockman Hole 1-Deg^2 Deep Fields: Source Properties and Evidence for Strong Evolution in the FIR Luminosity Function for ULIRGsJan 27 2011We have identified a complete, flux-limited, (S_160>120 mJy), sample of 160 micron-selected sources from Spitzer observations of the 1-deg^2 ISO Deep Field region in the Lockman Hole. Ground-based UV, optical and near-infrared (NIR) photometry and optical ... More
Wind from the black-hole accretion disk driving a molecular outflow in an active galaxyJan 30 2015Mar 25 2015Powerful winds driven by active galactic nuclei (AGN) are often invoked to play a fundamental role in the evolution of both supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their host galaxies, quenching star formation and explaining the tight SMBH-galaxy relations. ... More
Half-Megasecond Chandra Spectral Imaging of the Hot Circumgalactic Nebula around Quasar Mrk 231May 19 2014A deep 400-ksec ACIS-S observation of the nearest quasar known, Mrk 231, is combined with archival 120-ksec data obtained with the same instrument and setup to carry out the first ever spatially resolved spectral analysis of a hot X-ray emitting circumgalactic ... More
The Complete Ultraviolet Spectrum of the Archetypal "Wind-Dominated" Quasar Mrk~231: Absorption and Emission from a High-Speed Dusty Nuclear OutflowMay 02 2016New near- and far-ultraviolet (NUV and FUV) HST spectra of Mrk 231, the nearest quasar known, are combined with ground-based optical spectra to study the remarkable dichotomy between the FUV and NUV-optical spectral regions in this object. The FUV emission-line ... More
Galactic-Scale Outflow and Supersonic Ram-Pressure Stripping in the Virgo Cluster Galaxy NGC 4388Feb 25 1999The Hawaii Imaging Fabry-Perot Interferometer (HIFI) on the University of Hawaii 2.2m telescope was used to map the Halpha and [O III] 5007 A emission-line profiles across the entire disk of the edge-on Sb galaxy NGC 4388. We confirm a rich complex of ... More
A New Observational Upper Limit to the Low Redshift Ionizing Background RadiationJul 27 2001We report a new Fabry-Perot search for Halpha emission from the intergalactic cloud HI 1225+01 in an attempt to measure the low redshift ionizing background radiation. We set a new 2 sigma upper limit on Halpha emission of 8 mR (5 x 10^{-20} ergs cm^{-2} ... More
The AGN Content of Ultraluminous IR Galaxies: High Resolution VLA Imaging of the IRAS 1Jy ULIRG SampleSep 10 2003This paper presents the results of a high resolution radio imaging survey of 83 of the 118 ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) in the IRAS 1 Jy ULIRG sample. We have observed these ULIRGs at 15GHz with the Very Large Array (VLA). We find that ~75% ... More
Search for Molecular Outflows in Local Volume AGN with Herschel-PACSMay 20 2016We present the results from a systematic search for galactic-scale, molecular (OH 119 $\mu$m) outflows in a sample of 52 Local Volume ($d < 50$ Mpc) Burst Alert Telescope detected active galactic nuclei (BAT AGN) with \emph{Herschel}-PACS. We combine ... More
An Ionization Cone in the Dwarf Starburst Galaxy NGC 5253Sep 28 2011There are few observational constraints on how the escape of ionizing photons from starburst galaxies depends on galactic parameters. Here, we report on the first major detection of an ionization cone in NGC 5253, a nearby starburst galaxy. This high-excitation ... More
STIS ultraviolet/optical spectroscopy of `warm' ultraluminous infrared galaxiesDec 07 2004(Abridged) We present high spatial resolution ultraviolet and optical spectroscopy, obtained using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on board the Hubble Space Telescope, of nuclear structures within four `warm' Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs). ... More
Star Formation Efficiency in the Cool Cores of Galaxy ClustersApr 04 2011We have assembled a sample of high spatial resolution far-UV (Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys Solar Blind Channel) and Halpha (Maryland-Magellan Tunable Filter) imaging for 15 cool core galaxy clusters. These data provide a detailed ... More
The Smith Cloud: HI associated with the Sgr dwarf?Feb 17 1998Jul 22 1998The Smith high velocity cloud (V(LSR) = 98 kms) has been observed at two locations in the emission lines [OIII]5007, [NII]6548 and H-alpha. Both the [NII] and H-alpha profiles show bright cores due to the Reynolds layer, and red wings with emission extending ... More
Pre-Starbursts in Luminous IR Galaxies ?Dec 16 1996We present first results of our on-going BIMA Key Project: imaging the CO(1-0) emission from a sample of 10 luminous IR galaxies (LIRGs) that are at various merging stages, with special emphasis on systems apparently in the early/intermediate stages of ... More
LLAMA: Normal star formation efficiencies of molecular gas in the centres of luminous Seyfert galaxiesOct 11 2017Using new APEX and JCMT spectroscopy of the CO 2-1 line, we undertake a controlled study of cold molecular gas in moderately luminous Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and inactive galaxies from the Luminous Local AGN with Matched Analogs (LLAMA) survey. We ... More
Discovery of Highly Blueshifted Broad Balmer and Metastable Helium Absorption Lines in a Tidal Disruption EventMar 13 2019We report the discovery of non-stellar hydrogen Balmer and metastable helium absorption lines accompanying a transient, high-velocity (0.05$c$) broad absorption line (BAL) system in the optical spectra of the tidal disruption event (TDE) AT2018zr ($z=0.071$). ... More
The afterglow and kilonova of the short GRB 160821BMay 03 2019May 06 2019GRB 160821B is a short duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) detected and localized by the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory in the outskirts of a spiral galaxy at z=0.1613, at a projected physical offset of 16 kpc from the galaxy's center. We present X-ray, optical/nIR ... More
Minor Merger Origin for the Circumnuclear Starburst in NGC 7742Jul 24 2006We present an emission-line diagnostic analysis of integral-field spectroscopic observations that cover the central kiloparsec of NGC 7742. This Sa galaxy hosts a spectacular nuclear starburst ring and nuclear regions characterized by low-ionization emission. ... More
Optical and X-ray Properties of the Swift BAT-detected AGNDec 04 2009The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst satellite has detected a largely unbiased towards absorption sample of local ($<z> \approx 0.03$) AGN, based solely on their 14--195 keV flux. In the first 9 months of the survey, 153 AGN sources were detected. The X-ray properties ... More
Magnetic and pair correlations of the Hubbard model with next-nearest-neighbor hoppingJul 14 1995A combination of analytical approaches and quantum Monte Carlo simulations is used to study both magnetic and pairing correlations for a version of the Hubbard model that includes second-neighbor hopping $t^{\prime }=-0.35t$ as a model for high-temperature ... More
Searching for molecular outflows in Hyper-Luminous Infrared GalaxiesMay 17 2016We present constraints on the molecular outflows in a sample of five Hyper-Luminous Infrared Galaxies using Herschel observations of the OH doublet at 119 {\mu}m. We have detected the OH doublet in three cases: one purely in emission and two purely in ... More
Quasar Feedback in the Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy F11119+3257: Connecting the Accretion Disk Wind with the Large-Scale Molecular OutflowJun 01 2017In Tombesi et al. (2015), we reported the first direct evidence for a quasar accretion disk wind driving a massive molecular outflow. The target was F11119+3257, an ultraluminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) with unambiguous type-1 quasar optical broad emission ... More
XMM-Newton Detection of a Compton-thick AGN in the 1-Jy ULIRG/LINER F04103-2838Oct 31 2007We report on the detection of Fe Kalpha emission in F04103$-$2838, an ultraluminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG; log[L$_{\rm IR}$/L$_\odot$] $\ge$ 12) that is optically classified as a LINER. Previous {\it Chandra} observations suggested the presence of both ... More
A Chandra X-Ray Survey of Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesAug 03 2005We present results from Chandra observations of 14 ultraluminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs; log(L_IR/L_Sun) >= 12) with redshifts between 0.04 and 0.16. The goals of the observations were to investigate any correlation between infrared color or luminosity ... More
Local Swift-BAT active galactic nuclei prefer circumnuclear star formationSep 04 2017We use Herschel data to analyze the size of the far-infrared 70micron emission for z<0.06 local samples of 277 hosts of Swift-BAT selected active galactic nuclei (AGN), and 515 comparison galaxies that are not detected by BAT. For modest far-infrared ... More
MMTF-Halpha and HST-FUV Imaging of the Filamentary Complex in Abell 1795Sep 08 2009Jan 27 2010We have obtained deep, high spatial resolution images of the central region of Abell 1795 at Halpha and [NII] (6583A) with the Maryland Magellan Tunable Filter (MMTF), and in the far-ultraviolet (FUV) with the Advanced Camera for Surveys Solar Blind Channel ... More
Spatially Extended NaI D Resonant Emission and Absorption in the Galactic Wind of the Nearby Infrared-Luminous Quasar F05189-2524Nov 13 2014Feb 02 2015Emission from metal resonant lines has recently emerged as a potentially powerful probe of the structure of galactic winds at low and high redshift. In this work, we present only the second example of spatially resolved observations of NaI D emission ... More
MMTF Discovery of Giant Ionization Cones in MR 2251-178: Implications for Quasar Radiative FeedbackJun 24 2013We report the discovery of giant ionization cones in the 140-kpc nebula around quasar MR 2251-178 based on deep [O III] 5007/H-beta and [N II] 6583/H-alpha flux ratio maps obtained with the Maryland-Magellan Tunable Filter (MMTF) on the Baade-Magellan ... More
Arrayed Waveguide Grating Spectrometers for Astronomical Applications: New ResultsJul 11 2017One promising application of photonics to astronomical instrumentation is the miniaturization of near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers for large ground- and space-based astronomical telescopes. Here we present new results from our effort to fabricate arrayed ... More
{\it NuSTAR} Reveals an Intrinsically X-ray Weak Broad Absorption Line Quasar in the Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy Markarian 231Feb 19 2014We present high-energy (3--30 keV) {\it NuSTAR} observations of the nearest quasar, the ultraluminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), supplemented with new and simultaneous low-energy (0.5--8 keV) data from {\it Chandra}. The source was ... More
Breaking the Obscuring Screen: A Resolved Molecular Outflow in a Buried QSOAug 22 2013We present Keck laser guide star adaptive optics observations of the nearby buried QSO F08572+3915:NW. We use near-infrared integral field data taken with OSIRIS to reveal a compact disk and molecular outflow using Pa-alpha and H_2 rotational-vibrational ... More
H_alpha Emission from High-Velocity Clouds and their DistancesJul 29 2003We present deep Halpha spectroscopy towards several high-velocity clouds (HVCs) which vary in structure from compact (CHVCs) to the Magellanic Stream. The clouds range from being bright (~640 mR) to having upper limits on the order of 30 to 70 mR. The ... More
MMTF: The Maryland-Magellan Tunable FilterAug 12 2009Nov 08 2009This paper describes the Maryland-Magellan Tunable Filter (MMTF) on the Magellan-Baade 6.5-meter telescope. MMTF is based on a 150-mm clear aperture Fabry-Perot (FP) etalon that operates in low orders and provides transmission bandpass and central wavelength ... More
Extraplanar Emission-Line Gas in Edge-On Spiral Galaxies. I. Deep Emission-Line ImagingMay 01 2003The extraplanar diffuse ionized gas (eDIG) in 17 nearby, edge-on disk galaxies is studied using deep Taurus Tunable Filter Halpha and [N II] lambda 6583 images and conventional interference filter Halpha + [N II] lambda 6548, 6583 images which reach flux ... More
X-QUEST: A Comprehensive X-ray Study of Local ULIRGs and QSOsOct 19 2010We present results from the X-ray portion of a multi-wavelength study of local ULIRGs and QSOs called QUEST (Quasar-ULIRG Evolution STudy). The data consist of new and archival X-ray data on 40 ULIRGs and 26 PG QSOs taken with Chandra and XMM-Newton. ... More
The multi-phase winds of Markarian 231: from the hot, nuclear, ultra-fast wind to the galaxy-scale, molecular outflowMar 04 2015Aug 31 2015We present the best sensitivity and angular resolution maps of the molecular disk and outflow of Mrk 231, as traced by CO observations obtained with IRAM/PdBI, and we analyze archival Chandra and NuSTAR observations. We constrain the physical properties ... More
Herschel spectroscopic observations of the compact obscured nucleus in Zw 049.057May 26 2015Context. The LIRG Zw 049.057 contains a compact obscured nucleus where a considerable amount of the galaxy's luminosity is generated. This nucleus contains a dusty environment that is rich in molecular gas. One approach to probing this kind of environment ... More
Outflowing OH$^+$ in Markarian 231: the ionization rate of the molecular gasMar 13 2018The oxygen-bearing molecular ions OH+, H2O+, and H3O+ are key species that probe the ionization rate of (partially) molecular gas that is ionized by X-rays and cosmic rays permeating the interstellar medium. We report Herschel far-infrared and submillimeter ... More
The Maryland-NOAO Instrument Partnership (2003-2009)Jun 17 2009Seven years ago, with the encouragement of the NSF and AURA, NOAO requested proposals from the community to partner with the national observatory to improve instrumentation and/or telescope capabilities at KPNO and CTIO. Of the proposals that were selected, ... More
A luminous blue kilonova and an off-axis jet from a compact binary merger at z=0.1341Jun 27 2018Sep 05 2018The recent discovery of a faint gamma-ray burst (GRB) coincident with the gravitational wave (GW) event GW 170817 revealed the existence of a population of low-luminosity short duration gamma-ray transients produced by neutron star mergers in the nearby ... More
Extreme Galactic-Winds and Starburst in IR Mergers and IR QSOsJul 20 2000We report -as a part of a long-term study of mergers and IR QSOs- detailed spectroscopic evidences for outflow (OF) and/or Wolf Rayet features in: (i) low velocity OF in the ongoing mergers NGC 4038/39 and IRAS 23128-5919; (ii) extreme velocity OF (EVOF) ... More
Extraplanar Emission-Line Gas in Edge-On Spiral Galaxies. II. Optical SpectroscopyApr 25 2003The results from deep long-slit spectroscopy of nine edge-on spiral galaxies with known extraplanar line emission are reported. Emission from Halpha, [N II] lambda 6548, 6583, and [S II] lambda 6716, 6731 is detected out to heights of a few kpc in all ... More
Suzaku Observations of Local Ultraluminous Infrared GalaxiesSep 11 2008Oct 07 2008We report the results from our analysis of {\it Suzaku} XIS (0.5-10 keV) and HXD/PIN (15-40 keV) observations of five well-known local ULIRGs: {\em IRAS} F05189-2524, {\em IRAS} F08572+3915, Mrk 273, PKS 1345+12, and Arp 220. The XIS observations of F05189-2524 ... More
Exploring Damped Lyman-$α$ System Host Galaxies using Gamma-ray BurstsSep 18 2016We present a sample of 45 Damped Lyman-$\alpha$ system (DLA, \nhi\ $ \geq 2 \times 10^{20} {\rm cm}^{-2}$) counterparts (33 detections, 12 upper limits) which host gamma-ray bursts (GRB-DLAs) in order to investigate star-formation and metallicity within ... More
Elliptical Galaxy in the Making: The Dual Active Galactic Nuclei and Metal-enriched Halo of Mrk 273Jan 14 2019A systematic analysis of the X-ray emission from the nearby ultraluminous infrared galaxy Mrk 273 was carried out by combining new 200 ksec Chandra data with archived 44 ksec data. The active galactic nucleus (AGN) associated with the Southwest nucleus ... More
Exploring the Dust Content of Galactic Winds with Herschel. I. NGC 4631Feb 26 2015We present a detailed analysis of deep far-infrared observations of the nearby edge-on star-forming galaxy NGC 4631 obtained with the Herschel Space Observatory. Our PACS images at 70 and 160 um show a rich complex of filaments and chimney-like features ... More
Astro2020: Hot Drivers of Stellar Feedback from 10 to 10,000 pcMar 22 2019Stellar feedback -- stars regulating further star formation through the injection of energy and momentum into the interstellar medium -- operates through a complex set of processes that originate in star clusters but shape entire galaxies. A mature theory ... More
Host dynamics and origin of Palomar-Green QSOsOct 24 2006We present host-galaxy velocity dispersions of 12 local (mainly Palomar-Green) quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) measured directly from the stellar CO absorption features in the H band. The mean bulge velocity dispersion of the QSOs in our sample is 186 km/s ... More
Exploring the Dust Content of Galactic Winds With Herschel. II. Nearby Dwarf GalaxiesMar 08 2018Apr 04 2018We present the results from an analysis of deep Herschel Space Observatory observations of six nearby dwarf galaxies known to host galactic-scale winds. The superior far-infrared sensitivity and angular resolution of Herschel have allowed detection of ... More
Dynamical properties of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies. II. Traces of dynamical evolution and end products of local ultraluminous mergersJul 20 2006We present results from our Very Large Telescope large program to study the dynamical evolution of local Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs) and QSOs. This paper is the second in a series presenting the stellar kinematics of 54 ULIRGs, derived from ... More
Hubble Space Telescope H-Band Imaging Survey of Massive Gas-Rich MergersJan 25 2006We report the results from a deep HST NICMOS H-band imaging survey of a carefully selected sample of 33 luminous, late-stage galactic mergers at z < 0.3. Signs of a recent galactic interaction are seen in all of the objects in the HST sample, including ... More
Star formation in the hosts of high-z QSOs: Evidence from Spitzer PAH detectionsMay 17 2008We present Spitzer rest-frame mid-infrared spectroscopy of twelve z~2 mm-bright type 1 QSOs, selected from unlensed and lensed QSO samples and covering a range of AGN optical luminosities L_5100=10^45 to 10^47 erg/s. On top of the AGN continuum, we detect ... More
Probing for evolutionary links between local ULIRGs and QSOs from NIR spectroscopyDec 02 2005We present a study of the dynamical evolution of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs), merging galaxies of infrared luminosity >10^12 L_sun. During our Very Large Telescope large program, we have obtained ISAAC near-infrared, high-resolution spectra ... More