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By Mediavilla E., Arribas S., Roth M., Cepa J. (eds.)

At the same time storing either spectral and spatial details, 3D spectroscopy bargains a brand new technique to take on astrophysical difficulties, and opens up new strains of analysis. for the reason that its inception within the eighties and early nineties, learn during this box has grown drastically. huge telescopes everywhere in the international are actually built with necessary box devices, and tools of the long run James Webb house Telescope could have fundamental box spectroscopic features. these days, extra attempt is devoted to refining ideas for lowering, reading and studying the knowledge acquired with 3D spectrographs. Containing lectures from the 17th iciness tuition of the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, this e-book explores new 3D spectroscopy ideas and knowledge. A vast and balanced presentation of study during this box, it introduces astronomers to a brand new new release of tools, widening the attraction of vital box spectroscopy and supporting it develop into a robust instrument in tackling astrophysical difficulties.

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Crowded field 3D spectroscopy Spectroscopy of individual sources embedded in densely populated stellar fields, or in bright nebular emission, or in a combination of both is a notoriously difficult undertaking, where the precise subtraction of the background component is often a challenge. Estimating the background at the position of a target is particularly difficult for slit spectroscopy, where there is only information in one dimension (= along the slit) about the two-dimensional surface brightness distribution, which is often quite variable in the spatial domain, as well as with wavelength.

However, contrary to common belief, fiber-optical IFUs can be built with high efficiency. , 1995). 34 shows an example of a lens array that has a hexagonal geometry (OASIS-IFU). The first 3D spectrograph of the lens-array-type was TIGER, the famous prototype for this class of instrumentation. At first glance, the lens array has one significant advantage over fiber bundles, namely the absence of large gaps between the spaxels. Although even for lens arrays there are small dead zones at the interfaces between adjacent lenslets, the affected area in proportion to the total lens 28 Martin M.

16. , 2004a). 17. a) ‘A posteriori’ advantage of 3D; b) unlike in slit spectroscopy, it is not necessary to center the object exactly within the aperture of the instrument. r r r r r atmospheric refraction; spatial binning, low surface brightness; differential spectrophotometry; crowded field 3D spectroscopy; ultra-deep faint object 3D spectroscopy. A posteriori advantage, pointing This advantage is based on the fact that an IFU within its useful FoV has no physical aperture, so that there is no need to accurately center a given target of interest.

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