Narrowband survey of the goods fields: Search for Lyα emitters at z = 5.71

Masaru Ajiki, Bahram Mobasher, Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Shiota, Tohru Nagao, Takashi Murayama, Shunji S. Sasaki

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Abstract

We present results from optical narrowband (λC. = 8150 Å and δλ. = 120 Å) observations of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) fields, using Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope. Using these narrowband data, we then perform a survey of Lyα emitters (LAEs) at z ∼ 5.7. The LAE survey covers an area of ≈320 arcmin2 and a comoving volume of ≃8.0 × 10 4 Mpc3. We found a total of 10 (GOODS-N) and 4 (GOODS-S) LAE candidates at z ≈ 5.7. We perform a study of the spatial distribution, space density, and star formation properties of the LAEs at z ∼5.7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-602
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume638
Issue number2 I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 20

Keywords

  • Cosmology: observations
  • Early universe
  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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