Hi Bill,

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Robin Leadbeater

Hi Bill,

You wrote..

> In the basic library with Visual Spec the spectrum of Vega, for example has a sharp cut off then some oscillating components. 

There may be something wrong here.  The 5A/pixel Pickles A0v spectrum in the Vspec library (file a0v.dat) shows a smooth decline in the continuum at the blue end as the Balmer lines merge towards the Balmer jump and a relatively flat continuum beyond that.

 You can see it here for example where I use it to calculate the instrument response of my star analyser setup


in slide 38

Are you using a different spectrum at very high resolution perhaps ?

Note that correcting just using the CCD (or photdiode) response will not give a good result as the response of the grating (and the atmosphere) is also significant here