First VIMOS spectra of faint galaxies

Some of the first spectra of distant galaxies obtained with VIMOS in Multi-Object-Spectroscopy (MOS) mode. More than 220 galaxies were observed simultaneously, an unprecedented efficiency for such a "deep" exposure, reaching so far out in space.

These spectra allow to obtain the redshift, a measure of distance, as well as to assess the physical status of the gas and stars in each of these galaxies. A part of this photo is enlarged as ESO Press Photo eso0209n

MOS-spectra obtained with two quadrants totaling 221 slits + 6 reference objects (stars placed in square holes to ensure a correct alignment). Exposure time 900 seconds; LR(red) grism. This is the raw (unprocessed) image of the spectra.

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Auðkenni:eso0209b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:13. mars 2002
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0209
Stærð:1022 x 658 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:VIRMOS-VLT Deep Survey Field at 1000+02
Tegund:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
Fjarlægð:z=5.0 (rauðvik)
Flokkur:Cosmology

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