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The Wide Field Imager Lyman-Alpha Search (WFILAS) for Galaxies at Redshift ~ 5.7. I. A spatially compact Lyalpha emitting galaxy at redshift 5.721

Westra, Eduard; Jones, D Heath; Lidman, Christopher; Athreya, Ramana M; Meisenheimer, Klaus; Wolf, Christian; Szeifert, Thomas; Pompei, Emanuela; Vanzi, Leonardo

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We report the spectroscopic confirmation of a compact Lyα emitting galaxy at z = 5.721. A FORS2 spectrum of the source shows a strong asymmetric line with a flux of 5 × 10-17 erg s-1 cm-2, making it one of the brightest Lyα emitting galaxies at this re

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79198
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:200400126

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