SOAR imaging of sub‐damped Lyman α systems at z < 1

  title={SOAR imaging of sub‐damped Lyman $\alpha$ systems at z < 1},
  author={Joseph D. Meiring and James Thomas Lauroesch and Lutz Haberzettl and Varsha P. Kulkarni and C{\'e}line P{\'e}roux and Pushpa Khare and Donald G. York U. Massachusetts and University of Louisville and U.S.C. and Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille and Utkal University and University of Chicago and Enrico Fermi Institute},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present deep ground based imaging of the environments of five quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) that contain sub-damped Lyman α (sub-DLA) systems at z L * galaxies for four of the five fields within 10 arcsec of the QSO. In contrast to previous imaging surveys of DLA systems at these redshifts, which indicate a range of morphological types and luminosities for the host galaxies of the systems, the galaxies we detect in these sub-DLA fields appear to be luminous (L ≳ L ★ ). In the case of the… Expand

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