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ID: 358828.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy The Integral Field Unit of the Near Infrared Spectrophaph for JWST
Authors:Arribas, S.; Ferruit, P.; Jakobsen, P.; Boeker, T.; Bunker, A.; Charlot, S.; Crampton, D.; Franx, M.; Garcia-Marin, M.; Maiolino, R.; de Marchi, G.; Moseley, H.; Rauscher, B.; Regan, M.; Rix, Hans-Walter; Valenti, J.
Place of Publication:Berlin
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007
Title of Book:Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy
Start Page:21
End Page:26
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Kissler-Patig, M.; Walsh, J. R.; Roth, M. M.
Title of Series:ESO astrophysics symposia
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) on board of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be equipped with an Integral Field Unit (IFU) which will allow the two-dimensional spectral characterization of astronomical objects with unprecedented depths, especially in the 2-5 micron wavelength range. In particular, NIRSpec-IFU observations of high-z galaxy populations will permit the capture of their often complex two-dimensional physical and kinematical structure, a prerequisite for carrying out a number of studies. These types of observations will also help to understand possible observational biases of large 1D (i.e. slit) surveys to be carried out in multi-object mode. Here we describe the main characteristics of the NIRSpec-IFU, as well as its expected sensitivity and performance for observations of high-z galaxy populations.
Free Keywords:JWST; Integral Field Spectroscopy; Astronomical Instruments
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISBN:978-3-540-73490-1 [ID No:1]
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007spts.conf...21A [ID No:2]
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