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Properties of a Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxy at z ~ 5

Price, Paul Antony; Songaila, A; Cowie, L L; Bell Burnell, J; Berger, Edo; Cucchiara, A; Fox, Derek B; Hook, I M; Kulkarni, Shrinivas R; Penprase, B E; Roth, K C; Schmidt, Brian

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We describe the properties of the host galaxy of the gamma-ray burst GRB 060510B based on a spectrum of the burst afterglow obtained with the Gemini North 8 m telescope. The galaxy lies at a redshift of z = 4.941, making it the fourth highest spectroscopically identified burst host. However, it is the second highest redshift galaxy for which the quality of the spectrum permits a detailed metallicity analysis. The neutral hydrogen column density has a logarithmic value of 21.0-21.2 cm-2, and the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25920
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1086/520047

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