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Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 10-14 October 2005

Kissler-Patig, Markus, Walsh, Jeremy, Roth, Martin M. (Eds.)

2007

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  • Reviews the state of the art in astronomical 3D spectroscopy
  • Focuses on the scientific questions that can be answered with integral-field spectroscopy
  • Contains the proceedings of possibly the last conference ever on integral-field spectroscopy

This volume contains the proceedings of possibly the last conference ever on integral-field spectroscopy, a daring statement, indicating that integral-field spectroscopy has evolved into a mature technique and a common tool for astronomical research. All the contributors are noted authorities in the field.

Nowadays many integral-field spectrographs are installed on 4m to 8-10m class telescopes around the world. While many of those instruments are referred to in this volume, the book is not dedicated to technical issues, but rather focuses on the scientific questions that can be answered with integral-field spectroscopy, ranging from solar system studies all the way to high redshift surveys.

Overall readers get a state-of-the-science review of astronomical 3D spectroscopy.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Astrophysical Instruments - Emission Lines - Galaxies - Gravitation - Gravitational Lensing - NIR - Potential - Redshift - Solar System - Transit - UV - feedback - instruments - simulation - spectroscopy

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Astronomy, Observations and Techniques

Table of contents 

3D Instrumentation.- 3D Instrumentation.- 3D-NTT: A New Instrument for the NTT Based on Versatile Tunable Filter Technology.- The Integral Field Unit of the Near Infrared Spectrograph for JWST.- Scientific Prospects of the 3D-NTT Instrument.- Handling IFU Datasets in the Virtual Observatory.- Simulations of High-z Starburst Galaxies for the JWST-MIRI Integral Field Unit.- IFUs: Disentangling the Light from Neighbour Fibers.- OSIRIS – a New Integral-Field Spectrograph at Keck Observatory.- A User–oriented Comparison of the Techniques for 3D Spectroscopy.- Solar System(s).- The Potential of Integral Field Spectroscopy Observing Extrasolar Planet Transits.- Solar System Objects with the NACO Fabry-Perot and SINFONI.- 3D Spectroscopy with an Imaging FTS.- Nearby Galaxies.- Nearby Galaxies: 3D Spectroscopy as a Tool, not as a Goal.- Nearby Galaxies Observed with the Kyoto Tridimensional Spectrograph II.- Scalable N-body Code for the Modeling of Early-type Galaxies.- Internal Kinematics of Galaxies: 3D Spectroscopy on Russian 6m Telescope.- SAURON Observations of Sa Bulges: The Formation of a Kinematically Decoupled Core in NGC5953.- Characterizing Stellar Populations in Spiral Disks.- The Stellar Populations of E and S0 Galaxies as Seen with SAURON.- VIMOS-IFU Spectroscopy of Extragalactic Star Forming Complexes.- Analyzing Non-circular Motions in Spiral Galaxies Through 3D Spectroscopy.- Harmonic Analysis of the Ha Velocity Field of NGC 4254.- The NIR Tully-Fisher Relation in Different Environments: the Importance of 3D Observations.- 3D Kinematics of Local Galaxies and Fabry-Perot Database.- Validation of Stellar Population and Kinematical Analysis of Galaxies.- Non-Gravitational Motions in Galaxies.- Studying the Roots of the Supergalactic Wind in NGC 1569 with Gemini GMOS/IFUV.- Lensing Studies.- Gravitational Lensing Studied with Integral Field Spectroscopy.- 3D Spectroscopy as a Tool for Investigation of the BLR of Lensed QSOs.- A VIMOS-IFU Survey of z ? 0.2 Massive Lensing Galaxy Clusters: Constraining Cosmography.- First Results from the VIMOS-IFU Survey of Gravitationally Lensing Clusters at z ? 0.2.- Integral Field Spectroscopy of the Core of Abell 2218.- Intermediate z Galaxies.- Velocity Fields of z?0.6 Galaxies with GIRAFFE and Perspectives for ELTs.- News from the “Dentist’s Chair”: Observations of AM1353-272 with the VIMOS IFU.- 3D Spectroscopy of Low-z (Ultra)Luminous Infrared Galaxies.- Optical Spectra in the Non-Nuclear Regions of ULIRGs: Evidence of Ionization by Shocks.- Centres of Galaxies.- Stellar Populations in the Galactic Center with SINFONI.- Stellar Populations in the Centers of Nearby Disk Galaxies.- AGN Shocks in 3D.- Young Kinematically Decoupled Components in Early-Type Galaxies.- SINFONI’s take on Star Formation, Molecular Gas, and Black Hole Masses in AGN.- The Unified Model in Nearby Seyfert Galaxies Through Integral Field Spectroscopy.- A 3D View of the Central Kiloparsec of the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 1358.- VLT/SINFONI Integral Field Spectroscopy of the Superantennae.- Integral-Field Observations of Centaurus A Nucleus.- The Puzzling Case of XBONGs: Will 3D-spectroscopy Explain Their True Nature?.- Studying of Some Seyfert Galaxies by Means of Panoramic Spectroscopy.- Emission Nebulae and resolved Populations.- 3D Spectroscopy of Emission Nebulae.- GMOS-IFU Observations of LV2.- The Enigma of Ultraluminous X-ray Sources may be Resolved by 3D-Spectroscopy (MPFS Data).- Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy of Abell 30.- Constraining the Galactic Structure with Stellar Clusters in Obscured Hii Regions.- Integral Field Spectroscopy of a Peculiar Supernova Remnant MF16 in NGC6946.- SN 1987A: A Complex Physical Laboratory.- 3D-Spectroscopy of Extragalactic Planetary Nebulae as Diagnostic Probes for Galaxy Evolution.- 3D Spectroscopy of Herbig-Haro Objects.- High Mass Star Formation In The Light Of Sinfoni.- Internal Kinematics of IIZw40.- Integral Field Spectroscopy Survey of Classical LBV Stars in M33.- Unravelling the Chemical Inhomogeneity of Planetary Nebulae with VLT FLAMES.- Extended Emission Line Regions.- Integral Field Spectroscopy of Galaxy Emission Line Haloes.- The High Redshift Universe.- Integral Field Spectroscopy of Galaxies in the Distant Universe.- Integral-Field Studies of the High-Redshift Universe.- 3D Kinematics of High-z Galaxies as Seen Through the Gravitational Telescope.- AGN Feedback at High Redshift: Shaping the Most Massive Galaxies?.- Integral Field Observations of a Distant Cluster.

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