Mission Overview

 

Spectral Atlas Files for Synphot Software (REFERENCE-ATLASES)

 

HLSP Authors: The ReDCaT Team at STScI

Released: 2019-06-01

Updated: 2019-09-09

Primary Reference(s):  Lim, Diaz, & Laidler (2015)

DOI:  10.17909/t9-khb7-4049

Citations: See ADS Statistics

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Vega STIS spectrum relative to models
Ratio to the 9550 K model continuum level for the STIS measured fluxes (black), the Kurucz 9550 K, log g=3.95 model (green), and the Kurucz 9400 K model (red). The models and the 9550 K continuum level are all normalized at 5557.5 Å (vacuum) to 3.44 ⅹ 10-9 erg cm-2 s-1 Å-1.

Overview

The REFERENCE-ATLASES HLSP presents catalogs and spectral atlases that have been prepared as inputs to the synthetic photometry software package pysynphot. These files are also used in STScI tools such as the HST Exposure Time Calculator. In addition to making the entire collection available in tar format, this HLSP provides access to individual model files for community members who may want to access only a subset of these atlases. This page provides references to the original sources, where applicable. STScI maintaines extensive documentation for these files on the Astronomical Catalogs page.

Description of Data Products

This HLSP presents a wide range of catalogs and spectral atlases, generally stored in FITS tables, as well as a handful of ASCII readme files for the individual sub-collections. Please navigate to the documentation links for detailed information about each individual atlas or catalog. Generally, data provenance is available in the primary FITS HDU headers. In addition, individual models are collected into one or more TAR files for easier access to all or large chunks of the REFERENCE-ATLASES data.

Data Access

The REFERENCE-ATLASES files are available for download both individually and as collections stored across one or more tar files, as described in the tables below.

Update 2019-09-09: New CALSPEC files have been incorporated into the HLSP, available in the tar files and the directories linked below.

Download Tar Files Description Individual Content Documentation
everything.tar all Reference-Atlases HLSP files Astronomical Catalogs
synphot2_star-galaxy-models.tar stellar and galactic model files

agn

bc95

bkmodels

bpgs

bz77

extinction

galactic

jacobi

kc96

Pickles

synphot3_castelli-kurucz-2004.tar Castelli & Kurucz 2004 Atlas Castelli and Kurucz 2004 Atlas
synphot4_kurucz-1993.tar Kurucz 1993 Atlas Kurucz 1993 Atlas
synphot5_pheonix-models.tar Pheonix Models Phoenix Models
synphot6_calibration-spectra.tar HST Calibration Spectra HST Calibration Spectra
other_spectra.tar Other Spectra Other Spectra

 

Individual models can be found in the table below, or by navigating to REFERENCE-ATLASES/cdbs

Download Individual Models More Information References

HST Standard Stars Atlases

  1. CALSPEC (all)        CALSPEC (current)
  2. CALOBS (historical)

 

  1. CALSPEC documentation
  2. CALOBS documentation

 

  1. Bohlin, Gordon, & Tremblay 2014
  2. Bohlin, Dickinson, & Calzettti 2001

Stellar Spectral Atlases

  1. CASTELLI-KURUCZ ATLAS
  2. PICKLES ATLAS
  3. BUSER-KURUCZ ATLAS
  4. KURUCZ 1993 ATLAS
  5. BRUZUAL ATLAS
  6. GUNN-STRYKER ATLAS
  7. BRUZUAL-PERSSON-GUNN-STRYKER ATLAS
  8. JACOBY-HUNTER-CHRISTIAN ATLAS
  9. PHOENIX MODELS

 

  1. Castelli-Kurucz documentation
  2. Pickles documentation
  3. Buser-Kurucz documentation
  4. Kurucz 1993 documentation
  5. Bruzual documentation
  6. Gunn-Stryker documentation
  7. BPGS documentation
  8. Jacoby-Hunter-Christian docs
  9. Phoenix Models documentation

 

  1. Castelli & Kurucz 2004
  2. Pickles 1998
  3. N/A
  4. N/A
  5. N/A
  6. Gunn & Stryker 1983
  7. Strecker et al. 1979
  8. Jacoby, Hunter, and Christian 1984
  9. Allard, Homeier, and Freytag 2011

Spectral Atlases of Galaxies and Emission Line Objects

  1. BRUZUAL-CHARLOT ATLAS
  2. KINNEY-CALZETTI ATLAS
  3. AGN ATLAS
  4. GALACTIC ATLAS

 

  1. Bruzual-Charlot documentation
  2. Kinney-Calzetti documentation
  3. AGN documentation
  4. Galactic documentation

 

  1. Bruzual & Charlot 1993
  2. Kinney et al. 1996
  3. Francis et al. 1991
  4. N/A

Other Spectra

  1. NON-STELLAR SPECTRA
  2. KINNEY MODELS
  3. BRUZUAL AND CHARLOT 2003 MODELS
  4. BROWN DWARFS AND SUBSTELLAR
  5. INTERSTELLAR EXTINCTION CURVES

 

  1. Non-stellar Spectra documentation
  2. Kinney models documentation
  3. Bruzual & Charlot 2003 docs
  4. Brown Dwarfs and Substellar docs
  5. Extinction curves documentation

 

  1. see: Non-stellar Spectra documentation
  2. N/A
  3. Bruzual & Charlot 2003
  4. Oppenheimer et al. 1998
  5. see: Extinction curves documentation

 

Citations

Please remember to cite the appropriate paper(s) below and the DOI 10.17909/t9-khb7-4049 if you use these data in a published work. 

Note: These HLSP data products are licensed for use under CC BY 4.0.

Selected References

See Data Access table above for more comprehensive referencing information.