Galaxy Kinematics with Integral Field Spectroscopy and the Hobby-Eberly Telescope

  • Bershady, Matthew A. (PI)
  • Ramsey, Lawrence William (CoPI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Abstract BERSHADY, M. A. AST-9618849 Funds will be used to design, build and install two- dimensional fiber-optical arrays into the 9m Hobby-Eberly Telescope's Medium Resolution Spectrograph. Two arrays will be built to optimize integral-field spectroscopy for kinematic studies of individual nearby and moderately distant galaxies. One array spans over 30 arcsec using 1 arcsec fibers to densely sample slits at 4 position angles (R < 10,900). The second array spans 15 arcsec using 0.5 arcsec fibers to densely sample a core area of ~60 square arcsecs (R < 21,800).

Effective start/end date4/1/973/31/02


  • National Science Foundation: $115,047.00


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