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Analysis Documentation and References

The FUSE Data Handbook

The FUSE Instrument Handbook

The above two documents are your primary references for all manner of details pertaining to FUSE data and their proper interpretation and analysis. These are lengthy documents, and are available both as on-line and PDF documents.

Below are a number of references, many linked outside the MAST site, to reference documents tha many past FUSE users have found to be helpful.

References: Atomic Data

Don Morton has provided a compilation of atomic data of general interest to astronomers.

References: Airglow

High Resolution FUV Spectroscopy of Terrestrial Day Airglow with FUSE (Feldman et al. 2001, JGR, 106, 8119) presents an extensive set of airglow spectra observed with FUSE.

Here are two additional reference plots (Figure 1 and Figure 2) of orbital daytime airglow spectra which are extensions of Figure 7 in the Feldman et al. paper. In these plots, the top panel (a) presents a spectrum of the earth limb, the middle panel (b) a "downward looking" spectrum, and the bottom panel (c) a "sideways or upward looking" spectrum.

References: Interstellar Medium

The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer: Mission Overview and Prospects for Studies of the Interstellar Medium and High Velocity Clouds (Sembach 1999).

This paper provides lists of important interstellar features and detailed plots of synthetic interstellar spectra. The latter are useful for line identification. (Links to astro-ph version of a conference proceedings. The complete reference is Sembach, K. R. 1999, in The Stromlo Workshop on High Velocity Clouds, ASP Conference Series 166, eds. B.K. Gibson & M.E. Putman (San Francisco: ASP), 243.)

The FUSE Magellanic Clouds Legacy Project site at MAST is a High Level Science Product site providing quick access to all 289 stars observed by FUSE in both Magellanic Clouds. Summary plots for each target show regions around key ISM lines on an aligned velocity scale. Additional plots show the complex 1030 - 1040 Angstrom region and a binned stellar overview spectrum of the entire FUSE range.

References: Stars

Ne V and Ne VI Lines in the Ultraviolet Spectrum of the Symbiotic Star RR Telescopii (Espey et al. 1996, ApJ, 465, 965)

Identification of Fe II Emission Lines in FUSE Stellar Spectra (Harper et al. 2001, ApJ, 551, 486)

Cool Star Line List and Spectrum - A list of emission lines in cool stars, derived from observations of Capella, courtesy of the FUSE Cool Star team and Tom Ake.

Stellar Atlases: The Atlas of Galactic OB Spectra Observed with FUSE (Pellerin et al. 2002, ApJS, 143, 159) and the FUSE Atlas of OB Stars in the Magellanic Clouds (Walborn et al. 2002, ApJS, 141, 443). The fully-reduced spectra from these atlases are available as a High Level Science Product from MAST.

Note also that the FUSE data of star-forming galaxies used by Anne Pellerin in her thesis are now available as a High Level Science Product from MAST.

The FUSE Spectral Atlas of Wolf-Rayet Stars, published by Willis et al. (2004, ApJS, 154, 651), is also available from MAST.

Also, see above, under "Interstellar Medium" for a link to Magellanic Cloud stellar spectra.