Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 538A, 143-143 (2012/2-1)
Stellar population models in the UV. I. Characterisation of the new generation stellar library.
KOLEVA M. and VAZDEKIS A.
Abstract (from CDS):
The spectral predictions of stellar population models are not as accurate in the ultra-violet (UV) as in the optical wavelength domain. One of the reasons is the lack of high-quality stellar libraries. The New Generation Stellar Library (NGSL), recently released, represents a significant step towards the improvement of this situation. To prepare NGSL for population synthesis, we determined the atmospheric parameters of its stars, we assessed the precision of the wavelength calibration and characterised its intrinsic resolution. We also measured the Galactic extinction for each of the NGSL stars. For our analyses we used ULySS, a full spectrum fitting package, fitting the NGSL spectra against the MILES interpolator. We find that the wavelength calibration is precise up to 0.1px, after correcting a systematic effect in the optical range. The spectral resolution varies from 3Å in the UV to 10Å in the near-infrared (NIR), corresponding to a roughly constant reciprocal resolution R=λ/δλ∼1000 and an instrumental velocity dispersion σins ∼130km/s. We derived the atmospheric parameters homogeneously. The precision for the FGK stars is 42K, 0.24 and 0.09dex for Teff, logg and [Fe/H], respectively. The corresponding mean errors are 29K, 0.50 and 0.48dex for the M stars, and for the OBA stars they are 4.5percent, 0.44 and 0.18dex. The comparison with the literature shows that our results are not biased.
methods: data analysis - stars: fundamental parameters
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