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BUILDING THE BRIDGE BETWEEN DAMPED LYα ABSORBERS AND LYMAN-BREAK GALAXIES

By J. P. U. Fynbo, C. Ledoux, P. Møller, B. Thomsen, I. Burud and B. Leibundgut

Abstract

El resumen será traducido al español por los editores. In 2000, we started the program “Building the Bridge between Damped Lyman-α Absorbers and Lyman-Break Galaxies: Lyα Selection of Galaxies ” at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). This project is an attempt to use the Lyα selection of high-redshift galaxies to bridge the gap between absorption- and emission-line selected galaxies by creating a large database of z ≈ 3 galaxies belonging to the abundant population of faint (R> 25.5) galaxies associated to Damped Lyα Absorbers (DLAs). Here we present the first part of our program, namely results from a deep Lyα study of the field of the z = 2.85 DLA toward the quasar Q2138−4427. In 2000, we started the program “Building the Bridge between Damped Lyman-α Absorbers and Lyman-Break Galaxies: Lyα Selection of Galaxies ” at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). This project is an attempt to use the Lyα selection of high-redshift galaxies to bridge the gap between absorption- and emission-line selected galaxies by creating a large database of z ≈ 3 galaxies belonging to the abundant population of faint (R> 25.5) galaxies associated to Damped Lyα Absorbers (DLAs). Here we present the first part of our program, namely results from a deep Lyα study of the field of the z = 2.85 DLA toward the quasar Q2138−4427

Topics: Key Words, GALAXIES, HIGH-REDSHIFT
Year: 2002
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