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Identifying Galaxy Mergers In High Redshift Clusters Using The Hubble Space Telescope
We propose a photometric and spectroscopic study of merging galaxies within two recently discovered high redshift clusters at z ∼ 1.6 and z ∼ 2.0. We use imaging taken with the Hubble Space Telescope’s (HST) Wide Field Camera-3 (WFC3) in three filters: F105W, F125W, and F160W. Spectral data will be obtained from the 3D-HST survey taken with the WFC3 in two grisms: G102 in Field A and G141 in Field B. By combining our photometric measurements with the 3D-HST observations, we present a complete survey of potentially merging objects in two high redshift clusters.
Watson, Courtney (2018). Identifying Galaxy Mergers In High Redshift Clusters Using The Hubble Space Telescope. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/177558.