The Hubble Space Telescope quasar absorption line key project. II. Data calibration and absorption-line selection

Donald P. Schneider, George F. Hartig, Buell T. Jannuzi, Sofia Kirhakos, David H. Saxe, Ray J. Weymann, John N. Bahcall, Jacqueline Bergeron, Alec Boksenberg, W. L.W. Sargent, Blair D. Savage, David A. Turnshek, Arthur M. Wolfe

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Abstract

We present the observational and data processing aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope Quasar Absorption Line Key Project. Topics discussed include the observational technique, calibration of the data, software that simulates the data, the automated procedure used to identify and characterize the absorption features, and the determination of the sensitivity limits of the survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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