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2003AJ....125.3071M - Astron. J., 125, 3071-3081 (2003/June-0)

STIS spectral imagery of the OB stars in NGC 604. I. Description of the extraction technique for a crowded stellar field.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have developed a data reduction procedure to extract multiple spectra from a single two-dimensional Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) image of a crowded stellar field. This paper provides a description of our new technique, utilizing a STIS ultraviolet spectral image, acquired with the G140L grating and the 52"x2" aperture, sampling a concentration of O and B stars in the central region of the NGC 604 starburst in M33. The software routines can disentangle and produce reliable ultraviolet spectra of stars with angular separations as small as 0".055. Use of the extraction slit, based on our model of the spectral cross-dispersion profile, generates spectra with slightly higher resolution than the STScI standard processing. Our results clearly show that the spectral imaging capability of STIS represents a powerful tool for studying luminous stars in the star-forming regions of the Local Group.

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Journal keyword(s): Instrumentation: High Angular Resolution - Instrumentation: Spectrographs - ISM: Individual: NGC Number: NGC 604 - Techniques: Image Processing - Techniques: Spectroscopic

CDS comments: Par. 3.3, pre-white dwarf Sand 3 not identified (could be [S71d] 3 or PN Sa 1-3). Fig.2: star complex 578, composed of the 3 stars 578A, B, C is not identified.

Simbad objects: 7

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