Raw image from VIMOS

The four detectors of VIMOS collected the many spectra produced by its integral field spectrograph. In a traditional image, the intensity of each pixel is recorded. Here, the full spectrum of each “pixel” of the image is recorded as a vertical line, measuring the intensity of the light for all wavelengths. specially written data analysis software is then used to extract all these spectra and re-order the information into something usable by the astronomer.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:vimos_ifu_cc
Type:Observation
Release date:19 June 2014, 01:37
Size:4379 x 8274 px

About the Object

Name:Very Large Telescope, VIMOS
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

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