Extragalactic integral field spectroscopy on the Gemini telescopes

A. Bunker*, J. Smith, I. Parry, R. Sharp, A. Dean, G. Gilmore, R. Bower, M. Swinbank, R. Davies, R. B. Metcalf, R. De Grijs

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We have been undertaking a programme on the Gemini 8-m telescopes to demonstrate the power of integral field spectroscopy, using the optical GMOS spectrograph, and the new CIRPASS instrument in the near-infrared. Here we present some preliminary results from 3D spectroscopy of extra-galactic objects, mapping the emission lines in a 3CR radio galaxy and in a gravitationally lensed arc, exploring dark matter sub-structure through observations of an Einstein Cross gravitational lens, and the star formation time-scales of young massive clusters in the starburst galaxy NGC 1140.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • galaxies: individual (3C324, NGC1140)
  • gravitational lensing
  • quasars: individual (Q2237+0305)
  • techniques: spectroscopic

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