An illustration of how the IFUs function

How the IFUs work: each IFU consists of a microlens that guides the light from a small sky area, normally centred on a celestial object (e.g., a distant galaxy) and sends it on to the entry of the spectrograph (inside the dotted box).

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ESO

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Id:eso0203c
Type:Chart
Release date:28 January 2002
Related releases:eso0203
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About the Object

Name:Integral field unit
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:Illustrations
Paranal

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