LRS Wavelength Calibration

The information in this web page is based on the NEW PenRay calibration system for the LRS. These new Lamps have slightly different ratios of line strengths than the older lamps and we have a broader set of line lamps to use for each grism.

The old LRS Wavelength Calibration can be found here

To speed the exposure time we actually combine the Cd and Hg lamps into a single exposure. These lamps are mixed with an Ar gas so there are occasions when a few Ar lines stand out in the exposures. So the lamp combinations that we have are:
CdHgAr
long Ar
short and long Xe
short and long Ne

LRS grism g1
300 l/mm, ~4.5 Å/pix, 4000-10500 Å
iraf solution for long Ne
red end of long Ne lamp
blue end of long Ne lamp
iraf solution for short Ne
red end of short Ne lamp
blue end of short Ne lamp
iraf solution for Ar
red end of Ar lamp
blue end of Ar lamp
iraf solution for CdHgAr
red end of CdHgAr lamp
blue end of CdHgAr lamp
iraf solution for long Xe
red end of long Xe lamp
blue end of long Xe lamp
iraf solution for short Xe
short Xe lamp

LRS grism g2
600 l/mm, ~2.5 Å/pix, 4300-7300 Å
iraf solution for Ar
red end Ar lamp
blue end Ar lamp
iraf solution for Ne
red end Ne lamp
blue end Ne lamp
iraf solution for Xe
red end Xe lamp
blue end Xe lamp
iraf solution for CdHgAr
CdHgAr lamp

LRS grism g3
holographic grating, 1.9 Å/pix, 6250-9100 Å
iraf solution for Ar
Ar lamp
iraf solution for Ne
red end Ne lamp
blue end Ne lamp

LRS grism e2
Region PDF Image
echellete grating, 0.73 Å/pix, 4790 - 5850 Å
iraf solution for Ar
red end Ar lamp
blue end Ar lamp
iraf solution for Ne
red end Ne lamp
blue end Ne lamp
iraf solution for Xe
red end Xe lamp
blue end Xe lamp
iraf solution for CdHgAr
red end CdHgAr lamp
blue end CdHgAr lamp




Last updated: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 02:07:46 -0600 caldwell



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