Discovery of a z=0.808 damped Lyman-alpha system candidate in a UV selected quasar spectrum

@inproceedings{Brun1998DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a z=0.808 damped Lyman-alpha system candidate in a UV selected quasar spectrum},
  author={Vincent Le Brun and Maurice Viton and B. Milliard},
  year={1998}
}
We present the observation of a new intermediate redshift damped Lyman-alpha absorption system candidate, discovered in the course of a spectroscopic follow-up for identifying the sources detected in a 150 A wide bandpass UV-imaging survey at 2000 A. The system displays very strong MgII and FeII lines and a high FeII/MgII ratio, which, following photoionization models, indicates a very high neutral hydrogen column density. Such kind of systems being very rare at redshifts <1.7, but of prime… CONTINUE READING