Mission Overview

 

Spectral Atlas Files for Synphot Software (REFERENCE-ATLASES)

 

HLSP Authors: The ReDCaT Team at STScI

Released: 2019-06-01

Updated: 2021-07-26

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 2021-07-26: New synphot reference files in the "synphot1" tar file below (WFIRST entries were removed and replaced with Roman Space Telescope Phase C specifications).

Update 2021-06-03: New synphot reference files in the "synphot1" tar file below (new COS throughput files).

Update 2021-05-27: New synphot reference files in the "synphot5" tar file and PHOENIX individual files.  The models within the phoenixm00/ directory have been updated to include more data points, and fix other issues discovered with the files.

Update 2021-05-10: New synphot reference files in the "synphot1" tar file below.

Update 2021-03-26: New CALSPEC files have been incorporated into the HLSP, available in the tar files and the directories linked below.  Also, new models for JWST ETC are provided (although they also cover HST wavelengths) in the "synphot7" tar file below, and the JWST ETC Template Spectra section in the Individual Models table.

Update 2020-04-28: New CALSPEC files have been incorporated into the HLSP, available in the tar files and the directories linked below.

Update 2019-11-22: A new set of galaxy models has been added, available in the tar files and the directories linked below. These models are provided by Brown et al. (2014), and are made available here formatted for software ingest. These models are also available in original format from the GALSEDATLAS HLSP.

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
synphot1_throughput-master.tar All Pysynphot/Synphot and Master Tables Synphot Throughput Tables
synphot2_star-galaxy-models.tar Stellar and Galactic Model Files

agn

bc95

bkmodels

bpgs

trds brown

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 Phoenix Models Phoenix Models
synphot6_calibration-spectra.tar HST Calibration Spectra HST Calibration Spectra
synphot7_jwst_etc_models.tar JWST ETC Spectra See JWST ETC Template Spectra below for documentation.
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 2003
  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
  5. TRDS BROWN ATLAS

 

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

 

 

 

  1. Bruzual & Charlot 1993
  2. Kinney et al. 1996
  3. Francis et al. 1991
  4. N/A
  5. Brown et al. 2014and GALSEDATLAS HLSP

 

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 documentation
  4. Brown Dwarfs and Substellar documentation
  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

JWST ETC Template Spectra

(NOTE: Covers HST wavelengths too.)

 

Stellar Spectral Atlases

  1. ATMO 2020 ATMOSPHERE MODELS
  2. SIMPLE STELLAR POPULATION ATLAS

 

 

Spectral Atlases of Galaxies and Emission Line Objects

  1. TRDS BROWN ATLAS
  2. COMPOSITE QUASAR SPECTRA FOR OPTICAL AND NIR
  3. TRDS SWIRE GALAXIES

Other Spectra

  1. NOVAE SPECTRA
  2. PLANETARY NEBULAE SPECTRA
  3. SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS

 

 

 

Stellar Spectral Atlases

  1. ATMO 2020 documentation
  2. STELLAR POP. ATLAS documentation

 

 

Spectral Atlases of Galaxies and Emission Line Objects

  1. TRDS BROWN ATLAS documentation
  2. COMPOSITE QUASAR SPECTRA documentation
  3. TRDS SWIRE GALAXIES documentation

Other Spectra

  1. NOVAE SPECTRA documentation
  2. PLANETARY NEBULAE SPECTRA documentation
  3. SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS documentation

 

 

 

Stellar Spectral Atlases

  1. Phillips et al. 2020
  2. Conroy et al. 2009Lançon et al. 2002Aringer et al. 2009Villaume et al. 2015

Spectral Atlases of Galaxies and Emission Line Objects

  1. Brown et al. 2014
  2. Glikman et al. 2006Vanden Berk et al. 2001
  3. Polletta et al. 2007Silva et al. 1998

Other Spectra

  1. Betoule et al. 2014Guy et al. 2007Kasen et al. 2017Kessler et al. 2019Pierel et al. 2018Vincenzi et al. 2019
  2. Castelli & Kurucz 2003Rauch 2003Ferland et al. 2017
  3. see: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS 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.