Working from Home

I has data!
So I’ve been working from home, seeing as I have a few papers to read through and a whole bunch of spectral absorption and emission lines to assign (and conveniently, the database for that is online).

“Vermillion” is an odd star. But I knew that already. If it was an average star, I probably wouldn’t be looking at spectra from it. Thus far, I’ve found several Fraunhofer lines, notably H-alpha, Na-D and a couple of O2 lines. I’ve also identified an absorption band for the C2 Swan system (which i what I was after). Nothing too out of the ordinary there, but a few things seem a bit peculiar. I need to figure out more about what I’m looking for. There’s a hell of a lot of this spectrum still to decode. I’ll admit that hunting through atomic line databases is a little tedious, but it’s worth it to see what you find.

I’m still hoping it’ll turn out to be some unusual kind of variable. How cool would it be to discover a rare type of star!

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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