"First light" stellar spectra from Giraffe

"First Light" test observation with the GIRAFFE spectrograph of about 50 high-quality spectra (10 min exposure at spectral resolution 7,000) of stars in the Milky Way disk, in the early morning of July 3, 2002. The stars have magnitudes of 12 - 16 and are all of solar type. The photo shows part of the image recorded with a 2000 x 4000 pixel CCD detector at the focal plane of the spectrograph. Each stellar spectrum is seen as one vertical line - some of the absorption lines can be seen as dark horizontal features.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0219a
Type:Observation
Release date:8 July 2002
Related releases:eso0219
Size:698 x 1371 px

About the Object

Name:Milky Way, Spectrum
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies

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