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Gillian Nave1, Craig J. Sansonetti1, Florian Kerber2,3

1National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
2European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching, Germany
3formerly with the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility, Garching, Germany

Database and Web programing: Janet E. Bass


This atlas presents observations of the infra-red (IR) spectrum of a low current Th-Ar hollow cathode lamp with the 2-m Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These observations establish more than 2400 lines that are suitable for use as wavelength standards in the range 691 nm to 5804 nm. The observations were made in collaboration with the European Southern Observatory (ESO), in order to provide calibration reference data for new high-resolution Echelle spectrographs, such as the Cryogenic High-Resolution IR Echelle Spectrograph ([CRIRES]), ESO's new IR spectrograph at the Very Large Telescope in Chile. Full details of the measurement and analysis are given in [Kerber et al. (2008)].

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