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Proposal Information for 2009B-0228


PI: Bruce Woodgate, NASA/GSFC, Bruce.E.Woodgate@nasa.gov
Address: Code 667, Code 667, NASA/GSFC, 8800 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

CoI: David Bonfield, University of Hertfordshire
CoI: Don Lindler, NASA/GSFC
CoI: Matt Jarvis, University of Hertfordshire
CoI: Dan Smith, Liverpool John Moores University
CoI: Carol Grady, NASA/GSFC

Title: Extreme emission-line galaxies at high redshift.

Abstract: We have used broadband photometry to identify the first statistically useful sample of extreme equivalent width (EW) Lyman- (alpha) emitting galaxies (LAEs) at 2.5 \ltsim z \ltsim 3. We seek to confirm these candidates spectroscopically, and obtain precise redshift and equivalent width information. We propose two complementary sets of observations, using multi-fiber spectroscopy (CTIO/Hydra or WIYN/Hydra) to probe Deep fields from the CFHT Legacy Survey, and using longslit spectroscopy (SOAR/Goodman or KPNO-4m/RC) to follow-up brighter, rarer objects found in the CFHT LS Wide fields.


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