Correction of the atmospheric transmission in infrared spectroscopy

R. Maiolino, G. H. Rieke, M. J. Rieke

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High-resolution and sensitive near-infrared spectroscopy is often limited by the ability to correct the atmospheric transmission. The simple division of the object spectrum by the spectrum of a nearby star turns out to be unsatisfactory because of the stellar features in the latter. We show how to measure the atmospheric transmission with a nearby early GV or late FV star, and to correct for the stellar features by means of the (atmospheric-transmission-corrected) solar spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-540
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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