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Title: THE SDSS-III APOGEE SPECTRAL LINE LIST FOR H-BAND SPECTROSCOPY

We present the H-band spectral line lists adopted by the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE). The APOGEE line lists comprise astrophysical, theoretical, and laboratory sources from the literature, as well as newly evaluated astrophysical oscillator strengths and damping parameters. We discuss the construction of the APOGEE line list, which is one of the critical inputs for the APOGEE Stellar Parameters and Chemical Abundances Pipeline, and present three different versions that have been used at various stages of the project. The methodology for the newly calculated astrophysical line lists is reviewed. The largest of these three line lists contains 134,457 molecular and atomic transitions. In addition to the format adopted to store the data, the line lists are available in MOOG, Synspec, and Turbospectrum formats. The limitations of the line lists along with guidance for its use on different spectral types are discussed. We also present a list of H-band spectral features that are either poorly represented or completely missing in our line list. This list is based on the average of a large number of spectral fit residuals for APOGEE observations spanning a wide range of stellar parameters.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ; ; ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7] ;  [8] ; ; ;  [9] ;  [10] ;  [11] ;  [12]
  1. University of Texas at Austin, McDonald Observatory (United States)
  2. Apache Point Observatory and New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 59, Sunspot, NM, 88349-0059 (United States)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
  4. Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Calle Vía Lactea s/n, E-38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)
  5. Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 (United States)
  6. National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States)
  7. Observatório Nacional, Rua General Jose Cristino, 77, 20921-400 São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)
  8. Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States)
  9. Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States)
  10. ELTE Gothard Astrophysical Observatory, H-9704 Szombathely, Szent Imre herceg st. 112 (Hungary)
  11. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center (United States)
  12. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22520063
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series; Journal Volume: 221; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; ASTROPHYSICS; ELEMENT ABUNDANCE; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; GALACTIC EVOLUTION; HYDROGEN; OSCILLATOR STRENGTHS