A collection of model stellar spectra for spectral types B to early-M

C. Allende Prieto, L. Koesterke, I. Hubeny, M. A. Bautista, P. S. Barklem, S. N. Nahar

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Context. Models of stellar spectra are necessary for interpreting light from individual stars, planets, integrated stellar populations, nebulae, and the interstellar medium. Aims. We provide a comprehensive and homogeneous collection of synthetic spectra for a wide range of atmospheric parameters and chemical compositions. Methods. We compile atomic and molecular data from the literature. We adopt the largest and most recent set of ATLAS9 model atmospheres, and use the radiative code ASS€T. Results. The resulting collection of spectra is made publicly available at medium and high-resolution (formula presented) spectral grids, which include variations in effective temperature between 3500K and 30 000 K, surface gravity (formula presented) and metallicity (formula presented) spanning the wavelength interval 120-6500 nm. A second set of denser grids with additional dimensions, [α/Fe] and micro-Turbulence, are also provided (covering 200-2500 nm). We compare models with observations for a few representative cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA25
JournalAstronomy and astrophysics
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Atlases
  • Radiative transfer
  • Stars: Atmospheres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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