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New era of spectroscopy: SINFONI NIR integral field spectroscopy at the diffraction limit of an 8-m telescope
Author(s): Sabine Mengel; Frank Eisenhauer; Matthias Tecza; Niranjan A. Thatte; Claudia Roehrle; Klaus Bickert; Juergen Schreiber
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Paper Abstract

SINFONI, the SINgle Faint Object Near-IR Investigation, is an instrument for the very large telescope (VLT), which will start its operation mid 2002 and allow for the first time near IR integral field spectroscopy at the diffraction limit of an 8-m telescope. SINFONI is the combination of two state-of-the-art instruments, the integral field spectrometer SPIFFI, built by the Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, and the adaptive optics system MACAO, built by the ESO. It will allow a unique type of observations by delivering simultaneously high spatial resolution and a moderate spectral resolution, where the higher spectral resolution mode will allow for software OH suppression. This opens new prospects for astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4005, Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes, (29 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390151
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Sabine Mengel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Netherlands)
Frank Eisenhauer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Matthias Tecza, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claudia Roehrle, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Klaus Bickert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Juergen Schreiber, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4005:
Discoveries and Research Prospects from 8- to 10-Meter-Class Telescopes
Jacqueline Bergeron, Editor(s)

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