C IV absorbers tracing cool gas in dense galaxy group/cluster environments

11 Mar 2019  ·  Manuwal Aditya, Narayanan Anand, Muzahid Sowgat, Charlton Jane C., Khaire Vikram, Chand Hum ·

We present analysis on three intervening H I-C IV absorption systems tracing gas within galaxy group/cluster environments, identified in the $HST$/COS far-UV spectra of the background quasars PG $1148+549$ ($z_{abs}=0.00346$), SBS~$1122+594$ ($z_{abs}=0.00402$) and RXJ~$1230.8+0115$ ($z_{abs}=0.00574$). The ionization models are consistent with the origin of metal lines and H I from a cool and diffuse photoionized gas phase with $T \lesssim 4 \times 10^{4}$ K and $n_{\mathrm{H}} \lesssim 5 \times 10^{-4}$ cm$^{-3}$... The three absorbers have $89$, $51$ and $17$ galaxies detected within $1$ Mpc and $|\Delta v| < 600$ km s$^{-1}$. The RXJ~$1230.8+0115$ sightline traces the outskirt regions of the Virgo cluster where the absorber is found to have super-solar metallicity. The detection of metal lines along with H I has enabled us to confirm the presence of cool, diffuse gas possibly enriched by outflows and tidal interactions in environments with significant galaxy density. read more

PDF Abstract
No code implementations yet. Submit your code now

Categories


Astrophysics of Galaxies