X-shooter and ALMA spectroscopy of GRB 161023A - A study of metals and molecules in the line of sight towards a luminous GRB

A. de Ugarte Postigo, C. C. Thöne, J. Bolmer, S. Schulze, S. Martín, D. A. Kann, V. D'Elia, J. Selsing, A. Martin-Carrillo, D. A. Perley, S. Kim, L. Izzo, R. Sánchez-Ramírez, C. Guidorzi, A. Klotz, K. Wiersema, F. E. Bauer, K. Bensch, S. Campana, Z. Cano & 28 others S. Covino, D. Coward, A. De Cia, I. de Gregorio-Monsalvo, M. De Pasquale, J. P. U. Fynbo, J. Greiner, A. Gomboc, L. Hanlon, M. Hansen, D. H. Hartmann, K. E. Heintz, P. Jakobsson, S. Kobayashi, D. B. Malesani, R. Martone, P. J. Meintjes, M. J. Michalowski, C. G. Mundell, D. Murphy, S. Oates, L. Resmi, L. Salmon, B. van Soelen, N. R. Tanvir, D. Turpin, D. Xu, T. Zafar

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Long gamma-ray bursts are produced during the dramatic deaths of massive stars with very short lifetimes, meaning that they explode close to the birth place of their progenitors. During a short period they become the most luminous objects observable in the Universe, being perfect beacons to study high-redshift star-forming regions. To use the afterglow of GRB 161023A at a redshift $z=2.710$ as a background source to study the environment of the explosion and the intervening systems along its line-of-sight. r the first time, we complement UV/Optical/NIR spectroscopy with millimetre spectroscopy using ALMA, which allows us to probe the molecular content of the host galaxy. The X-shooter spectrum shows a plethora of absorption features including fine-structure and metastable transitions of Fe, Ni, Si, C and O. We present photometry ranging from 43 s to over 500 days after the burst. We infer a host-galaxy metallicity of [Zn/H] $=-1.11\pm0.07$, which corrected for dust depletion results in [X/H] $=-0.94\pm0.08$. We do not detect molecular features in the ALMA data, but we derive limits on the molecular content of $log(N_{CO}/cm^{-2})
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA119
Number of pages23
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Volume620
Early online date7 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2018

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X-shooter and ALMA spectroscopy of GRB 161023A - A study of metals and molecules in the line of sight towards a luminous GRB. / Postigo, A. de Ugarte; Thöne, C. C.; Bolmer, J.; Schulze, S.; Martín, S.; Kann, D. A.; D'Elia, V.; Selsing, J.; Martin-Carrillo, A.; Perley, D. A.; Kim, S.; Izzo, L.; Sánchez-Ramírez, R.; Guidorzi, C.; Klotz, A.; Wiersema, K.; Bauer, F. E.; Bensch, K.; Campana, S.; Cano, Z.; Covino, S.; Coward, D.; Cia, A. De; Gregorio-Monsalvo, I. de; Pasquale, M. De; Fynbo, J. P. U.; Greiner, J.; Gomboc, A.; Hanlon, L.; Hansen, M.; Hartmann, D. H.; Heintz, K. E.; Jakobsson, P.; Kobayashi, S.; Malesani, D. B.; Martone, R.; Meintjes, P. J.; Michalowski, M. J.; Mundell, C. G.; Murphy, D.; Oates, S.; Resmi, L.; Salmon, L.; Soelen, B. van; Tanvir, N. R.; Turpin, D.; Xu, D.; Zafar, T.

In: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 620, A119, 07.12.2018.

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Postigo, ADU, Thöne, CC, Bolmer, J, Schulze, S, Martín, S, Kann, DA, D'Elia, V, Selsing, J, Martin-Carrillo, A, Perley, DA, Kim, S, Izzo, L, Sánchez-Ramírez, R, Guidorzi, C, Klotz, A, Wiersema, K, Bauer, FE, Bensch, K, Campana, S, Cano, Z, Covino, S, Coward, D, Cia, AD, Gregorio-Monsalvo, ID, Pasquale, MD, Fynbo, JPU, Greiner, J, Gomboc, A, Hanlon, L, Hansen, M, Hartmann, DH, Heintz, KE, Jakobsson, P, Kobayashi, S, Malesani, DB, Martone, R, Meintjes, PJ, Michalowski, MJ, Mundell, CG, Murphy, D, Oates, S, Resmi, L, Salmon, L, Soelen, BV, Tanvir, NR, Turpin, D, Xu, D & Zafar, T 2018, 'X-shooter and ALMA spectroscopy of GRB 161023A - A study of metals and molecules in the line of sight towards a luminous GRB', Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol. 620, A119. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201833094
Postigo, A. de Ugarte ; Thöne, C. C. ; Bolmer, J. ; Schulze, S. ; Martín, S. ; Kann, D. A. ; D'Elia, V. ; Selsing, J. ; Martin-Carrillo, A. ; Perley, D. A. ; Kim, S. ; Izzo, L. ; Sánchez-Ramírez, R. ; Guidorzi, C. ; Klotz, A. ; Wiersema, K. ; Bauer, F. E. ; Bensch, K. ; Campana, S. ; Cano, Z. ; Covino, S. ; Coward, D. ; Cia, A. De ; Gregorio-Monsalvo, I. de ; Pasquale, M. De ; Fynbo, J. P. U. ; Greiner, J. ; Gomboc, A. ; Hanlon, L. ; Hansen, M. ; Hartmann, D. H. ; Heintz, K. E. ; Jakobsson, P. ; Kobayashi, S. ; Malesani, D. B. ; Martone, R. ; Meintjes, P. J. ; Michalowski, M. J. ; Mundell, C. G. ; Murphy, D. ; Oates, S. ; Resmi, L. ; Salmon, L. ; Soelen, B. van ; Tanvir, N. R. ; Turpin, D. ; Xu, D. ; Zafar, T. / X-shooter and ALMA spectroscopy of GRB 161023A - A study of metals and molecules in the line of sight towards a luminous GRB. In: Astronomy & Astrophysics. 2018 ; Vol. 620.
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