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Stanway, Elizabeth; Bunker, Andrew; McMahon, Richard (2003)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Languages: English
Types: Preprint
Subjects: QB, QC, Astrophysics

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arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics, Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics, Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics, Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
We determine the space density of UV-luminous star-burst galaxies at z~6 using deep HST ACS SDSS-i' (F775W) and SDSS-z' (F850LP) and VLT ISAAC J and K_s band imaging of the Chandra Deep Field South. We find 8 galaxies and one star with (i'-z')>1.5 to a depth of z'{AB}= 25.6 (an 8-sigma detection in each of the 3 available ACS epochs). This corresponds to an unobscured star formation rate of ~15M_sun/yr/h{70}^2 at z=5.8, equivalent to L* for the Lyman break population at z =3-4 (Omega_{Lambda}=0.7, Omega_M=0.3). We are sensitive to star forming galaxies at 5.6
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