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We present the Spectroscopic Imaging survey in the near-infrared (near-IR) with SINFONI (SINS) of high-redshift galaxies. With 80 objects observed and 63 detected in at least one rest-frame optical
The Stellar Cusp around the Supermassive Black Hole in the Galactic Center
We analyze deep near-IR adaptive optics imaging (taken with NAOS/CONICA on the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory, Chile), as well as new proper-motion data of the nuclear star
A star in a 15.2-year orbit around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
Ten years of high-resolution astrometric imaging allow us to trace two-thirds of the orbit of the star currently closest to the compact radio source (and massive black-hole candidate) Sagittarius A* and show that the star is on a bound, highly elliptical keplerian orbit around Sgr A*.
SINFONI Integral Field Spectroscopy of z ~ 2 UV-selected Galaxies: Rotation Curves and Dynamical Evolution*
We present ~0".5 resolution near-infrared integral field spectroscopy of the Hα line emission of 14 z ~ 2 UV-selected BM/BX galaxies, obtained with SINFONI at the ESO Very Large Telescope. The
LSD: Lyman-break galaxies Stellar populations and Dynamics – I. Mass, metallicity and gas at z∼ 3.1
We present the first results of a project, Lyman-break galaxies Stellar populations and Dynamics (LSD), aimed at obtaining spatially resolved, near-infrared (IR) spectroscopy of a complete sample of
Absorption-Line Probes of Gas and Dust in Galactic Superwinds
We have obtained moderate resolution (R = few thousand) spectra of the Na I λλ5890, 5896 (Na D) absorption line in a sample of 32 far-IR-bright starburst galaxies. In 18 cases, the Na D line in the
The age structure of stellar populations in the solar vicinity Clues of a two-phase formation history of the Milky Way disk
We analyze a sample of solar neighborhood stars that have high-quality abundance determinations and show that there are two distinct regimes of [α/Fe] versus age, which we identify as the epochs of
NAOS-CONICA first on sky results in a variety of observing modes
The Adaptive Optics NIR Instrument NAOS-CONICA has been commissioned at the VLT (UT4) between November 2001 and March 2002. After summarizing the observational capabilities of this multimode
Dynamical Properties of z ~ 2 Star-forming Galaxies and a Universal Star Formation Relation*
We present the first comparison of the dynamical properties of different samples of z ~ 1.4-3.4 star-forming galaxies from spatially resolved imaging spectroscopy from SINFONI/VLT integral field
The Panchromatic Starburst Intensity Limit at Low and High Redshift
The integrated bolometric effective surface brightness S_e distributions of starbursts are investigated for samples observed in 1. the rest frame ultraviolet (UV), 2. the far-infrared and H-alpha,