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An important step in the processing of raw data in spectroscopy is wavelength calibration. The SCCN model, allows to assist the astronomer in this step with an AI … Continue readingSCCN Model : Spectral Calibration by Artificial Intelligence
The Moon, our neighbor whom everyone knows and who is present almost every night, this sparkling celestial object of majestic beauty is the most luminous after the Sun.
Within the astronomy observatories there are so-called “Observatory Log Books”. These notebooks are used to record all the important informations concerning the observation sessions carried out by the astronomer with the telescope.
Because i have to start with something, for my first spectrum i chose a very bright star, Vega (Alpha Lyrae), the brightest star in the Lyra constellation.