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Needles in a hay stack

The exploitation of early innoFSPEC research efforts from the period 2008-2014 in the area of multi-channel spectroscopy has yielded another scientific breakthrough. In a research article, published today in the Astrophysical Journal, innoFSPEC researchers, jointly with colleagues in the U.S.A., have demonstrated how imaging spectroscopy with MUSE is capable of detecting extremely faint spectral signatures of point sources in the cores of bright galaxies, see press releases at AIP and NFS’s NOIRLab. The image processing techniques developed for this breakthrough have also an impact on technology transfer to life science and medicine, viz. imaging Raman spectroscopy for micro plastic detection in human tissue.

NGC474 MUSE pointings 1