Ana Luisa González-Morán, Ricardo Chávez, Roberto Terlevich, Elena Terlevich, Fabio Bresolin, David Fernández-Arenas, Manolis Plionis, Spyros Basilakos, Jorge Melnick, Eduardo Telles
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 487, Issue 4, August 2019, Pages 4669–4694
Publication year: 2019


We present new high spectral resolution observations of 15 high-z (1.3 ≤ z ≤2.5) H II galaxies (H II G) obtained with MOSFIRE at the Keck Observatory. These data, combined with already published data for another 31 high-z and 107 z ≤0.15 H II G, are used to obtain new independent cosmological results using the distance estimator based on the established correlation between the Balmer emission line velocity dispersion and luminosity for H II G. Our results are in excellent agreement with the latest cosmological concordance model (ΛCDM) published results. From our analysis, we find a value for the mass density parameter of Ωm=0.290+0.0560.069Ωm=0.290−0.069+0.056 (stat). For a flat universe, we constrain the plane {Ωm;w0}={0.280+0.1300.100;1.12+0.580.32}{Ωm;w0}={0.280−0.100+0.130;−1.12−0.32+0.58} (stat). The joint likelihood analysis of H II G with other complementary cosmic probes (cosmic microwave background and baryon acoustic oscillations) provides tighter constraints for the parameter space of the equation of state of dark energy that are also in excellent agreement with those of similar analyses using Type Ia supernovae instead as the geometrical probe.