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2004AJ....128..515F - Astron. J., 128, 515-522 (2004/August-0)

A survey of z>5.7 quasars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. III. Discovery of five additional quasars.

FAN X., HENNAWI J.F., RICHARDS G.T., STRAUSS M.A., SCHNEIDER D.P., DONLEY J.L., YOUNG J.E., ANNIS J., LIN H., LAMPEITL H., LUPTON R.H., GUNN J.E., KNAPP G.R., BRANDT W.N., ANDERSON S., BAHCALL N.A., BRINKMANN J., BRUNNER R.J., FUKUGITA M., SZALAY A.S., SZOKOLY G.P. and YORK D.G.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the discovery of five new quasars at z>5.7, selected from the multicolor imaging data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Three of them, at redshifts 5.93, 6.07, and 6.22, were selected from ∼1700 deg2 of new SDSS Main Survey imaging in the northern Galactic cap. An additional quasar, at redshift 5.85, was discovered by co-adding the data obtained in the Fall Equatorial Stripe in the SDSS Southern Survey Region. The fifth object, at redshift 5.80, is selected from a nonstandard SDSS scan in the southern Galactic cap outside the Main Survey area. The spectrum of SDSS J162331.81+311200.5 (z=6.22) shows a complete Gunn-Peterson trough at zabs>5.95, similar to the troughs detected in the other three z≳6.2 quasars known. We present a composite spectrum of the z>5.7 quasars discovered in the SDSS to date. The average emission-line and continuum properties of z∼6 quasars exhibit no significant evolution compared with those at low redshift. Using a complete sample of nine z>5.7 quasars, we find that the density of quasars with M1450←26.7 at z∼6 is (6±2)x10–10/Mpc3 (H0=65 km/s/Mpc, Ω=0.35, and Λ=0.65), consistent with our previous estimates. The luminosity distribution of the sample is fitted with a power-law luminosity function Ψ(L)∝L–3.2±0.7, somewhat steeper than but consistent with our previous estimates.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxies: Quasars: Absorption Lines - Galaxies: Quasars: Emission Lines - Galaxies: Quasars: General

CDS comments: Par. 3.1 : cluster candidate CL 1603 not indentified. SDSS J1306+0524 is a misprint for SDSS J1030+0524.

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