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Searches for Primeval Galaxies

Djorgovski, S. and Thompson, D. J. (1992) Searches for Primeval Galaxies. In: The Stellar Populations of Galaxies. International Astronomical Union. No.149. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 337-347. ISBN 978-0-7923-1699-2.

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We review primeval galaxy searches based on the Lyα line emission. Simple arguments are given which suggest that primeval galaxies (interpreted here as ellipticals and bulges undergoing their first major bursts of star formation) should be detectable with present-day technology. Many active objects are now known at large redshifts, which may be plausibly interpreted as young galaxies, but there is so far no convincing detection of a field population of forming normal galaxies. This suggests that either primeval galaxies were obscured, and/or are to be found at higher redshifts, z_(gf) > 5.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. We wish to thank John Trauger for the help in designing and building the Fabry-Perot imager, and in performing the observations. vVe also thank the staff of Palomar Observatory for their expert help during numerous observing runs. S.D. acknowledges support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the NSF PYI award AST-9157412, and a AAS travel grant.
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Subject Keywords:Star Formation; Radio Galaxy; High Redshift; Stellar Population; Galaxy Formation
Series Name:International Astronomical Union
Issue or Number:149
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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