Witnessing galaxy assembly in an extended z≈3 structure

  title={Witnessing galaxy assembly in an extended z≈3 structure},
  author={Michele Fumagalli and Ruari Mackenzie and James W. Trayford and Tom Theuns and Sebastiano Cantalupo and Lise Christensen and Johan P. U. Fynbo and Palle M{\o}ller and John M. O’Meara and Jason Xavier Prochaska and Marc A. Rafelski and Tom Shanks},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present new observations acquired with the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument on the Very Large Telescope in a quasar field that hosts a high column density damped Lyα absorber (DLA) at z ≈ 3.25. We detect Lyα emission from a nebula at the redshift of the DLA with line luminosity (27 ± 1) × 1041 erg s− 1, which extends over 37 ± 1 kpc above a surface brightness limit of 6 × 10−19 erg s− 1 cm− 2 arcsec− 2 at a projected distance of 30.5 ± 0.5 kpc from the quasar sightline. Two… Expand

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