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.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:muse_optics_85
Type:Photographic
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

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