|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||17h 06m 47.8s|
|Declination||+58° 46′ 23″|
|Helio radial velocity||288866 km/s|
|1HERMES S350 J170647.8+584623|
HFLS3 is the name for a distant galaxy, located at z = 6.34, originating about 880 million years after the Big Bang. Its discovery was announced on 18 April 2013 as an exceptional starburst galaxy producing nearly 3,000 solar masses of stars a year. It was found by using the far infrared capable Herschel Space Telescope. The galaxy was estimated to have 35 billion stars. It is 10–30 times the mass of other known galaxies at such an early time in the Universe.
HFLS3 was subjected to a follow-up campaign by other telescopes due to its high redness. HFLS3 was found in the HerMES campaign, which also found other very red sources.
- "NAME HFLS 3". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- Riechers, D. A.; Bradford, C. M.; Clements, D. L.; Dowell, C. D.; Pérez-Fournon, I.; Ivison, R. J.; Bridge, C.; Conley, A.; et al. (2013). "A dust-obscured massive maximum-starburst galaxy at a redshift of 6.34". Nature. 496 (7445): 329–333. arXiv:1304.4256. Bibcode:2013Natur.496..329R. doi:10.1038/nature12050. PMID 23598341.
- "Despite young age, galaxy births billions of stars | Cornell Chronicle". news.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
- Clements, David L. (2014). Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory. CRC Press. p. 185. ISBN 978-1-4822-3727-6.
- HFLS3 – a record-breaking galaxy
- Cooray, Asantha; et al. (2014). "HerMES: The Rest-frame UV Emission and a Lensing Model for the z = 6.34 Luminous Dusty Starburst Galaxy HFLS3". The Astrophysical Journal. 790: 40. arXiv:1404.1378. Bibcode:2014ApJ...790...40C. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/790/1/40.
- Study of the environmentof HFLS3 an extremestarburst at z=6.34 (.pdf)
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