Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 109, Issue 2, pp 399–402 | Cite as

More on theλ2800 Å ‘interstellar extinction’ feature

  • A. McLachlan
  • K. Nandy
Letter to the Editor


We respond to comments made in a recent letter by Karimet al. (1984), and show that the examples of interstellar absorption atλ2800 Å that they have presented so far can all be attributed to overexposure of the IUE detectors.


Interstellar Extinction Interstellar Absorption Recent Letter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. McLachlan
    • 1
  • K. Nandy
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Observatory EdinburghScotland

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