The Optics of MUSE
Shown here is some of the optics which make up MUSE – Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer.
MUSE is a second generation instrument in development for the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It is a panoramic integral-field spectrograph operating in the visible wavelength range. It combines a wide field of view with the improved spatial resolution provided by adaptive optics and covers a large simultaneous spectral range. MUSE couples the discovery potential of an imaging device to the measuring capabilities of a spectrograph, while taking advantage of the increased spatial resolution provided by adaptive optics. This makes it a unique and powerful tool for discovering objects that cannot be found in imaging surveys.
About the Image
|Release date:||23 April 2014, 10:32|
|Size:||2832 x 4256 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Cerro Paranal, MUSE, Paranal, Very Large Telescope|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - Paranal