Data from ESPRESSO First Light

This colourful image shows spectral data from the First Light of the ESPRESSO instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. The light from a star has been dispersed into its component colours. This view has been colourised to indicate how the wavelengths change across the image, but these are not exactly the colours that would be seen visually. Close inspection shows many dark spectral lines in the stellar spectra and also the regular double spots from a calibration light source. The dark gaps are features of how the data is taken, and are not real.

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ESO/ESPRESSO team

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Tunnistus:eso1739a
Tyyppi:Valokuvallinen
Julkaisupäivä:6. joulukuuta 2017 12:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1739
Koko:9920 x 9296 px

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Nimi:ESPRESSO
Tyyppi:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Kategoria:Stars

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