Journal of Undergraduate Research


photometric approach, redshift of galaxies, spectroscopic redshifts


Physical and Mathematical Sciences


Physics and Astronomy


It is necessary to study the distribution of matter to better understand the universe. There are many difficulties associated with this task however, one of the most basic being that that the universe is an extremely large space, and it takes a lot of time and effort to observe faint objects. Multi fiber spectrometers have made this task much easier, and over 1.4 million spectroscopic redshifts have been obtained. While this is certainly impressive, much remains to be done. This project attempts to develop a survey method capable of detecting and finding the redshift of relatively close (meaning a redshift of less than 10,000 km/sec) dwarf galaxies with strong emission lines using photometric methods instead of spectroscopic methods.