Sample Integral Field Units at FLAMES

An example of observations with Integral Field Units (IFUs) at FLAMES (only 4 of the 15 units are shown here). Each IFU is placed so that it records the light from 20 small adjacent sky areas (each measuring about 3 x 2 arcsec 2). In this way, it is possible to register simultaneously the spectrum of as many different regions of a (distant) galaxy.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0203b
Type:Observation
Release date:3 January 2002
Related releases:eso0203
Size:1145 x 653 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters

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Optical Very Large Telescope
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