Contamination of Broadband Photometry by Nebular Emission in High-redshift Galaxies: Investigations with Keck's MOSFIRE Near-infrared Spectrograph

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Schenker, Matthew A.; Ellis, Richard S.; Konidaris, Nick P.; Stark, Daniel P.;
(2013)
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/777/1/67
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

Earlier work has raised the potential importance of nebular emission in the derivation of the physical characteristics of high-redshift Lyman break galaxies. Within certain redshift ranges, and especially at z ≃ 6-7, such lines may be strong enough to reduce estimates o... View more
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