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2002ApJ...568L..75H A Redshift z = 6.56 Galaxy behind the Cluster Abell 370 E. M. Hu, L. L. Cowie, R. G. McMahon, P. Capak, F. Iwamuro, J.-P. Kneib, T. Maihara, and K. Motohara Received 2002 January 30; accepted 2002 February 26; published 2002 March 5 ABSTRACT We report the discovery of a redshift z = 6.56 galaxy lying behind the cluster Abell 370. The object HCM 6A was found in a narrowband imaging survey using a 118 A bandpass filter centered at 9152 A in the Low-Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (LRIS) camera on the 10 m Keck II telescope. Candidate Ly{alpha} emitters were identified by the equivalent width of the emission and the absence of lower wavelength flux in ultradeep broadband images. HCM 6A is the first galaxy to be confirmed at redshift z > 6 and has W_{lambda}_(observed) = 190 A, flux = 2.7 x 10^-17^ ergs cm^-2^ s^-1^. Spectra obtained with LRIS confirm the emission line and the continuum break across the line and show an asymmetric line profile with steep falloff on the blue side. Deep Subaru near-infrared Cooled Infrared Spectrograph and Camera for OHS images in J, H, and K' that extend the sampled continuum to longer wavelengths give a consistent estimate of the continuum flux density in these line-free regions of (2.6 +/- 0.7) x 10^-30^ ergs cm^-2^ s^-1^ Hz^-1^. The line width and strength, asymmetric profile, and very deep spectral break are only consistent with the interpretation of the line as a redshifted Ly{alpha} feature. From the detailed lensing model of this cluster, we estimate a lensing amplification of 4.5 for this galaxy, which is located slightly over an arcminute from the center of the cluster, for an unlensed flux of 6.5 x 10^-18^ ergs cm^-2^ s^-1^. The presence of such a galaxy suggests that the reionizing epoch is beyond z = 6.6. Subject headings: cosmology: observations - early universe - galaxies: distances and redshifts - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: formation ====================================================================== 2002ApJ...576L..99H ERRATUM: "A Redshift z = 6.56 Galaxy behind the Cluster Abell 370" (ApJ, 568, L75 [2002]) E. M. Hu, L. L. Cowie, R. G. McMahon, P. Capak, F. Iwamuro, J.-P. Kneib, T. Maihara, and K. Motohara In computing the continuum luminosity on page L78 of the above Letter, the lensing correction factor of 4.5 was omitted. The correct luminosity is 4 x 10^28^ ergs s^-1^ Hz^-1^, and the star formation rate based on the red continuum light should read 9 M_sun_ yr^-1^. The universal star formation rate should read 0.013 - 0.26 M_sun_ Mpc^-3^ yr^-1^.
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