The Messenger Telescopes and Instrumentation

MUSE Spectral Library

Authors
  • Ivanov, Valentin D. [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Coccato, Lodovico [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Neeser, Mark J. [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Selman, Fernando [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Pizzella, Alessandro [INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “G. Galilei”, Università di Padova, Italy]
  • Dalla Bontà, Elena [INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “G. Galilei”, Università di Padova, Italy]
  • Corsini, Enrico M. [INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “G. Galilei”, Università di Padova, Italy]
  • Morelli, Lorenzo [Instituto de Astronomía y Ciencias Planetarias, Universidad de Atacama, Copiapó, Chile]

Section
Telescopes and Instrumentation
Abstract

Empirical stellar spectral libraries have applications in both extragalactic and stellar studies. We have assembled the MUSE Spectral Library (MSL), consisting of 35 high-quality spectra of stars covering the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, and verified the continuum shape of our spectra with synthetic broadband colours. We also report indices from the Lick system, derived from the new observations. Our data demonstrate that integral field units (IFUs) are excellent tools for building spectral libraries with reliable continuum shapes that can be used as templates for extragalactic studies.


Dates
Created: 2019-12-01/2019-12-31
Length
2 pages

Cite this article:

V. Ivanov, L. Coccato, M. Neeser, F. Selman, A. Pizzella, E. Dalla Bontà, E. Corsini, L. Morelli; MUSE Spectral Library. The Messenger 178 (December 2019): 17–18. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5165