The Hubble Space Telescope quasar absorption line key project. II. Data calibration and absorption-line selection

Donald P. Schneider, George F. Hartig, Buell Tomasson Jannuzi, Sofia Kirhakos, David H. Saxe, Ray J. Weymann, John N. Bahcall, Jacqueline Bergeron, Alec Boksenberg, W. L W Sargent, Blair D. Savage, David A. Turnshek, Arthur M. Wolfe

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Abstract

We present the observational and data processing aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope Quasar Absorption Line Key Project. Topics discussed include the observational technique, calibration of the data, software that simulates the data, the automated procedure used to identify and characterize the absorption features, and the determination of the sensitivity limits of the survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume87
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Methods: data analysis
  • Quasars: absorption lines
  • Techniques: spectroscopic

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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Schneider, D. P., Hartig, G. F., Jannuzi, B. T., Kirhakos, S., Saxe, D. H., Weymann, R. J., ... Wolfe, A. M. (1993). The Hubble Space Telescope quasar absorption line key project. II. Data calibration and absorption-line selection. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 87(1), 45-62.

The Hubble Space Telescope quasar absorption line key project. II. Data calibration and absorption-line selection. / Schneider, Donald P.; Hartig, George F.; Jannuzi, Buell Tomasson; Kirhakos, Sofia; Saxe, David H.; Weymann, Ray J.; Bahcall, John N.; Bergeron, Jacqueline; Boksenberg, Alec; Sargent, W. L W; Savage, Blair D.; Turnshek, David A.; Wolfe, Arthur M.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, Vol. 87, No. 1, 1993, p. 45-62.

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Schneider, DP, Hartig, GF, Jannuzi, BT, Kirhakos, S, Saxe, DH, Weymann, RJ, Bahcall, JN, Bergeron, J, Boksenberg, A, Sargent, WLW, Savage, BD, Turnshek, DA & Wolfe, AM 1993, 'The Hubble Space Telescope quasar absorption line key project. II. Data calibration and absorption-line selection', Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 87, no. 1, pp. 45-62.
Schneider, Donald P. ; Hartig, George F. ; Jannuzi, Buell Tomasson ; Kirhakos, Sofia ; Saxe, David H. ; Weymann, Ray J. ; Bahcall, John N. ; Bergeron, Jacqueline ; Boksenberg, Alec ; Sargent, W. L W ; Savage, Blair D. ; Turnshek, David A. ; Wolfe, Arthur M. / The Hubble Space Telescope quasar absorption line key project. II. Data calibration and absorption-line selection. In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 1993 ; Vol. 87, No. 1. pp. 45-62.
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