DAZLE : The Dark Age Z(redshift) Lyman-alpha Explorer

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DAZLE is a narrow band imaging instrument developed by the Institute of Astronomy (Cambridge) and the Anglo-Australian Observatory with the singular aim of detecting the most distant objects ever detected in the Universe. DAZLE is designed to detect Lyman-alpha emission from hot ionized hydrogen gas with 6.5<z<12 and beyond by imaging between the intense OH airglow sky emission of the near infra-red sky. DAZLE has completed two observing runs - November 2006 and April 2007 on one the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. Funding for DAZLE has been provided by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation and STFC the Science and Technology Facilities Council, formerly PPARC.

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David King king@ast.cam.ac.uk


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