Images are discussed of six QSOs at z = 2.3, one QSO-like IRAS source at z = 2.3, and one QSO at z = 1.1, taken with resolution 0.6 to 0.9 arcsec. Five of the QSOs are radio-quiet. All QSOs except one are just resolved, while the IRAS source has definite structure. In some cases, part of the QSO fuzz appears to be a close companion rather than a concentric host galaxy. The luminosities implied for the hosts or companions are typical of bright galaxies with young hot star populations. Radio-quiet QSOs appear to have host galaxies less luminous, by ~2 mag, than radio-loud QSOs.
The Astronomical Journal
- Pub Date:
- September 1995
- GALAXIES: DISTANCES AND REDSHIFTS;
- QUASARS: GENERAL;
- RADIO LINES: GALAXIES;
- 8 pages plain TeX, 3 figures not included but available by request to firstname.lastname@example.org To appear in the Astronomical Journal. Also available at http://www.dao.nrc.ca/DAO/SCIENCE/science.html