Processing Spectra

  • Ken M. Harrison
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Once you have obtained the raw spectral image the next stage is to analyze the spectrum and extract as much useful data as possible. You’ll be amazed with the information hidden in that small strip of light! With care and the right software it is possible to determine stellar temperatures, chemical constituents, and sometimes the physical nature of the star.


Full Width Half Maximum Reference Profile Visual Spec Reference Star Wavelength Calibration 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken M. Harrison
    • 1
  1. 1.CobhamUK

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