The NOT slice of the z=2 universe:
Despite its relatively modest size (in an era dominated by 8-10m
telescopes), the combination of good seeing, high UV throughput and
cosmological surface brightness dimming, makes the NOT a proven
competitive survey telescope at z=2 (e.g.
Fynbo et.al. 2002) and a
large survey is now underway with the aim to map out several 3D slizes
of the z=2 universe.
This is the homepage of ``The NOT slice of the z=2 universe'' project.
The imaging part of the project started in October 2001, and the
first spectroscopic followup
run was completed on Keck/LRIS in
July 2002. The NOT data will be made available to the Nordic community
via this page. If you are a Nordic astronomer and wish to contribute
to this project, or wish access to the raw data for your own project,
then please contact
The Ly-alpha emitter filament shown here was found at redshift 3.