AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 20 Variability of Eta Carinae
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[20.03] Update on the HST Treasury Project for Eta Carinae

K. Davidson, J.C. Martin (University of Minnesota), Eta Carinae Treasury Project Team

Nearly all of our planned observations -- hundreds of spectra, plus other data -- were fortunately completed before the demise of STIS. Here we outline continuing progress along three parallel tracks: (1) Spectroscopic results. Certain aspects of the 2003 "event" were truly remarkable from a theoretical viewpoint. (2) Continued improvements in the processing of STIS/CCD spectra. These are applicable to existing STIS data on other objects as well, not just Eta Carinae. (3) A user-friendly data archive with characteristics that make the data more accessible to casual users. We provide a suitable querying system, immediate and convenient access to the 2-dimensional spectral images, on-the-fly 1-dimensional spectrum extractions, aids to help visualize the properties of the data, and a variety of tools to analyze the spectra.

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