The X-shooter instrument

The first of the second generation Very Large Telescope instrument, X-shooter, is now ready to start routine observations. X-shooter is unique among astronomical instruments installed at large telescopes, as it can record the entire spectrum of a celestial object in one shot — from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared — with great sensitivity and spectral resolution.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0920b
Type:Photographic
Release date:25 May 2009
Related releases:eso0920
Size:5616 x 3744 px

About the Object

Name:X-Shooter
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Category:La Silla

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