AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 119. White Dwarfs
Poster, Thursday, January 9, 2003, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[119.03] A Complete Archive of Low Dispersion Spectra of White Dwarfs Observed with IUE

J. B. Holberg (LPL, Univ. of Arizona), M. A. Barstow, M. R. Burleigh (Univ. of Leicester)

A complete archive of the ultraviolet low dispersion spectra for all white dwarf stars observed with the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) satellite has been produced. This archive contains the spectra of 323 individual degenerate stars that have been processed to optimize the signal-to-noise. In particular, all spectra have been corrected for residual temporal and thermal effects and placed on the HST FOS absolute flux scale, using procedures described by Massa & Fitzpatrick (2000). Multiple observations of individual stars have been coadded to further enhance signal-to-noise, and have been combined into a single spectrum covering the full 1150 Åto 3150 ÅIUE wavelength region, where ever possible. The contents of this spectral archive are described and the details of data reduction procedures are provided. This work was supported by NASA Grant NAG5-9182.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: holberg@argus.lpl.arizona.edu

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