The First Detections of the Extragalactic Background Light at 3000, 5500, and 8000å (iii): Cosmological Implications

@inproceedings{Bernstein2000TheFD,
  title={The First Detections of the Extragalactic Background Light at 3000, 5500, and 8000{\aa} (iii): Cosmological Implications},
  author={R A Bernstein and Wendy L. Freedman and B F Madore},
  year={2000}
}
We have used the Hubble Space Telescope Wide–Field and Planetary Camera 2, in combination with ground–based spectroscopy, to measure the integrated flux of galaxies at optical wavelengths — the extragalactic background light (EBL). We have also computed the integrated light from individual galaxy counts in the images used to measure the EBL and in the Hubble Deep Field. We find that flux in galaxies as measured by standard galaxy photometry methods has generally been underestimated by about 50… CONTINUE READING