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2017ApJ...835L..20W - Astrophys. J., 835, L20-L20 (2017/February-1)

Milliarcsecond imaging of the radio emission from the quasar with the most massive black hole at reionization.

WANG R., MOMJIAN E., CARILLI C.L., WU X.-B., FAN X., WALTER F., STRAUSS M.A., WANG F. and JIANG L.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) observations of the 1.5 GHz radio continuum emission of the z = 6.326 quasar SDSS J010013.02+280225.8 (hereafter J0100+2802). J0100+2802 is by far the most optically luminous and is a radio-quiet quasar with the most massive black hole known at z > 6. The VLBA observations have a synthesized beam size of 12.10 mas x5.36 mas (FWHM), and detected the radio continuum emission from this object with a peak surface brightness of 64.6 ± 9.0 µJy beam–1 and a total flux density of 88 ± 19 µJy. The position of the radio peak is consistent with that from SDSS in the optical and Chandra in the X-ray. The radio source is marginally resolved by the VLBA observations. A 2D Gaussian fit to the image constrains the source size to (7.1 ± 3.5) mas x (3.1 ± 1.7) mas. This corresponds to a physical scale of (40 ± 20) pc x (18 ± 10) pc. We estimate the intrinsic brightness temperature of the VLBA source to be TB = (1.6 ± 1.2) x 107 K. This is significantly higher than the maximum value in normal star-forming galaxies, indicating an active galactic nucleus (AGN) origin for the radio continuum emission. However, it is also significantly lower than the brightness temperatures found in highest-redshift radio-loud quasars. J0100+2802 provides a unique example for studying the radio activity in optically luminous and radio-quiet AGNs in the early universe. Further observations at multiple radio frequencies will accurately measure the spectral index and address the dominant radiation mechanism of the radio emission.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: high-redshift - quasars: individual: SDSS J010013.02+280225.8 - radio continuum: galaxies - radio continuum: galaxies

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