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Paper: Software for the Spectral Analysis of Hot Stars
Volume: 411, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XVIII
Page: 388
Authors: Rauch, T.; Nickelt, I.; Stampa, U.; Demleitner, M.; Koesterke, L.
Abstract: In a collaboration of the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO) and AstroGrid-D, the German Astronomy Community Grid (GACG), we provide a VO service for the access and the calculation of stellar synthetic energy distributions (SEDs) based on static as well as expanding non-LTE model atmospheres. At three levels, a VO user may directly compare observed and theoretical SEDs: The easiest and fastest way is to use pre-calculated SEDs from the GAVO database. For individual objects, grids of model atmospheres and SEDs can be calculated on the compute resources of AstroGrid-D within reasonable wallclock time. Experienced VO users may even create their own atomic data files for a more detailed analysis. This VO service also opens the perspective for a new approach to an automated spectral analysis of a large number of observations, e.g. provided by multi-object spectrographs.
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