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Rest-Frame Optical Properties of Star-Forming Galaxies at z ~ 2

Erb, Dawn K. and Steidel, Charles C. and Shapley, Alice E. and Pettini, Max and Adelberger, Kurt L. (2005) Rest-Frame Optical Properties of Star-Forming Galaxies at z ~ 2. In: Multiwavelength Mapping of Galaxy Formation and Evolution. ESO Astrophysics Symposia. Springer , Berlin, pp. 378-379. ISBN 978-3-540-25665-6.

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We present preliminary results from Hα spectroscopy and deep K-band imaging of UV-selected star-forming galaxies at z~2. We see evidence for relatively mature, massive galaxies in the form of an increase in the mean velocity dispersion and the mean R−K_s color from z~3 to z~2, and in the approximately solar metallicities of a significant number of the z~2 galaxies. There appears to be substantial diversity in the z~2 sample, as other kinematic measurements suggest that some of the galaxies are still in the process of formation.

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Erb, Dawn K.0000-0001-9714-2758
Steidel, Charles C.0000-0002-4834-7260
Shapley, Alice E.0000-0003-3509-4855
Pettini, Max0000-0002-5139-4359
Additional Information:© 2005 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Subject Keywords:Velocity Dispersion; Kinematic Measurement; Massive Galaxy; Solar Metallicities; Hubble Sequence
Series Name:ESO Astrophysics Symposia
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ID Code:99169
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Oct 2019 14:52
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