Data from ESPRESSO First Light

Eso_eso1739a_500

eso_eso1739a December 6th, 2017

Credit: ESO/ESPRESSO team

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.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1739a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
ESPRESSO
Subject - General
Technology » Observatory » Instrument
Eso_eso1739a_1280
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ID
eso1739a
Subject Category
E.8.1.3  
Subject Name
ESPRESSO
Credits
ESO/ESPRESSO team
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1739a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
2017-11-29T03:04
Integration Time
60.0000000
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
9920.0, 9296.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1739a
Metadata Date
2017-12-05T11:35:19.982622
Metadata Version
1.1
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