21-cm H I emission from the Damped Lyman-alpha absorber SBS 1543 593
We detect 21-cm emission from the Low Surface Brightness (LSB) galaxy SBS 1543+593, which gives rise to a Damped-Ly (DLy ) absorption line in the spectrum of the background QSO HS 1543+5921 (ze = 0:807). We obtain an accurate measure of the velocity of the H I gas in the LSB galaxy, v = 2868 km s−1, and derive a mass of MHI = 1:3 109 M . We compare MH I with limits obtained towards two other z 0:1 DLy systems, and show that SBS 1543+593 would not have been detected. Hence LSB galaxies similar to SBS 1543+593 can be responsible for DLy systems at even modest redshifts without being detectable from their 21-cm emission.