Here we display the capabilities of PySME on a small sample of the solar spectrum. For this we used a VALD linelist as input, set the abundances to solar abundances of Asplund 2009, and started with solar temperature and surface gravity.
To illustrate the difference between LTE and non-LTE calculations both are shown in this plot. Non-LTE calculations are performed for Ca, Mn, and Si. Notice that the Non-LTE Ca line is much deeper than the LTE calculation.
A section of the input image from the X-shooter instrument at the VLT. Red lines mark the position of spectral lines. Credit: Data from VLT/X-Shooter
PyReduce is the new and improved version of REDUCE, now rewritten in Python. it creates wavelength calibrated and continuum normalized 1D spectra, based on raw observation images from various instruments. From high resolution instruments like HARPS, to low resolution observations with the JWST. This makes it the perfect companion tool to SME. Reduce your observations with PyREDUCE then analyse them with PySME.
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