The discovery of a type-II quasar at z = 1.65 with integral-field spectroscopy ⋆

  title={The discovery of a type-II quasar at z = 1.65 with integral-field spectroscopy ⋆},
  author={Matt J.Jarvis and Caroline van Breukelen and Richard J. Wilman},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
In this letter we report the serendipitous discovery of a genuine type-II quasar at z = 1.65 using integral-field data from VIMOS on the VLT. This is the first discovery of a type-II quasar at z > 1 from optical data alone. J094531-242831, hereafter J09452428, exhibits strong narrow (v < 1500 km s −1 ) emission lines, has a resolved host galaxy, and is undetected to a radio flux-density limit of S5GHz = 0.15 mJy (3�). All of these lead us to believe that J0945-2428 is a bona fide type-II quasar… 

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