# A Possible Forest of Emission Lines from Proto-galaxies Academic Article

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### abstract

• The possibility of detecting proto-galaxies in the UV band is pointed out, assuming that galaxy formation occured at z $\sim 5-6$. It is shown that the diffuse gas in collapsing galaxy sized objects with temperatures $\sim 10^{6\pm0.5}$ K, and with a modest amount of metallicity, should copiously produce emission lines from highly ionized Iron atoms. The expected luminosity from models of galaxy formation is compared with the sensitivity of HST.

### publication date

• January 1, 1993