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Bright lights, big city: massive galaxies, giant Ly-alpha nebulae, and protoclusters
Author(s): Willem JM van Breugel; Michiel Armijn Reuland; Willem H. de Vries; Adam Stanford; Arjun Dey; Jaron Kurk; Bram Venemans; Huub J. A. Roettgering; George Miley; Carlos De Breuck; Mike Dopita; Ralph Sutherland; Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn
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Paper Abstract

High redshift radio galaxies are great cosmological tools for pinpointing the most massive objects in the early Universe: massive forming galaxies, active super-massive black holes and proto-clusters. We report on deep narrow-band imaging and spectroscopic observations of several z > 2 radio galaxy fields to investigate the nature of giant Ly-α nebulae centered on the galaxies and to search for over-dense regions around them. We discuss the possible implications for our understanding of the formation and evolution of massive galaxies and galaxy clusters.

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Date Published: 13 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4834, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II, (13 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.456509
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Willem JM van Breugel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michiel Armijn Reuland, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Willem H. de Vries, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Adam Stanford, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Arjun Dey, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Jaron Kurk, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Bram Venemans, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Huub J. A. Roettgering, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
George Miley, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Carlos De Breuck, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Mike Dopita, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Ralph Sutherland, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Jonathan Bland-Hawthorn, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4834:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 6- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes II
Puragra Guhathakurta, Editor(s)

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