Mink Jessica
SAO - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
United States

Miscellaneous Information

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Abstract Reference: 31364
Identifier: P4.22
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 4 Long-term Management of Data Archives

SAO's Public Archive of Echelle Reticon Spectra

Jessica Mink, Jaehyon Rhee, David Latham

From December 1978 through May 2009, over 250,000 high dispersion (R~20,000 at 5177 Angstroms) optical spectra of bright stars (V<13 on 1.5m, V<15 on 6.4m) were recorded on single-order echelle spectrographs on the Tillinghast 1.5-meter reflector and MMT telescope on Mt. Hopkins in Arizona and the Wyeth 1.5-meter reflector in Harvard, Massachusetts. The spectra were obtained primarily for radial velocity studies. The spectra have been uniformly reduced and are being made public, a valuable resource in combination with Gaia proper motion and parallax measurements.