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Paper: Spectra Extraction and Analysis Software for the Digitized First Byurakan Survey (DFBS) and Research Projects
Volume: 434, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XIX
Page: 325
Authors: Mickaelian, A. M.; Sargsyan, L. A.; Nesci, R.; Cirimele, G.; Sarkissian, A.
Abstract: The Digitized First Byurakan Survey (DFBS) is the largest Armenian astronomical database and is unique in the world for its specific requirements to the extraction and analysis of its low-dispersion prism spectra. The project is a collaboration between the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (BAO), “La Sapienza” Universita di Roma (Italy), Cornell University (USA), and VO-Paris (France). A dedicated software “bSpec” was created by one of the authors (GC) to extract and measure all spectra in any field of the DFBS. However, more accurate software EXATODS (Extraction and Analysis TOol for DFBS Spectra) was recently written by another author (AS) and have successfully been used for the extraction and study of the asteroid s spectra from the DFBS. It scans full plate to find bright spectra and measures the angle of the rotation of each individual spectrum and follows the direction for the dispersion to obtain the correct wavelength calibration. We have developed a dedicated workflow in the VO framework. We describe these software and present future research possibilities based on the DFBS spectra.
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