ar X iv : a st ro - p h / 01 11 12 5 v 1 6 N ov 2 00 1 The Lyman – α forest of a Lyman Break Galaxy : VLT Spectra of MS 1512

Abstract

The high redshift galaxy MS1512–cB58 (z = 2.724, m V = 20.64) has been observed with the very efficient high resolution echelle spectrograph VLT/UVES. Although this is a very challenging observational program for a Southern hemisphere telescope (the galaxy is located at +36 • declination), high resolution spectra (FWHM ≃ 26 km s −1) have revealed, with… (More)

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