Volume 634, February 2020
|Number of page(s)||20|
|Section||Catalogs and data|
|Published online||25 February 2020|
Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
2 Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
3 ESO, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
4 Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, UMR 7550, 11 rue de l’Université, 67000 Strasbourg, France
5 CRAL-Observatoire de Lyon, Université de Lyon, Lyon I, CNRS, UMR 5574, Lyon, France
6 New York University Abu Dhabi, PO Box 129188, Abu Dhabi, UAE
7 Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
8 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Vía Láctea s/n, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
9 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
10 Departamento de Física de la Tierra y Astrofísica, UCM, 28040 Madrid, Spain
11 Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Rua do Matão 1226, 05508-090 São Paulo, Brazil
Accepted: 29 December 2019
We present the second data release (DR2) of the X-shooter Spectral Library (XSL), which contains all the spectra obtained over the six semesters of that program. This release supersedes our first data release from Chen et al. (2014, A&A, 565, A117), with a larger number of spectra (813 observations of 666 stars) and with a more extended wavelength coverage as the data from the near-infrared arm of the X-shooter spectrograph are now included. The DR2 spectra then consist of three segments that were observed simultaneously and, if combined, cover the range between ∼300 nm and ∼2.45 μm at a spectral resolving power close to R = 10 000. The spectra were corrected for instrument transmission and telluric absorption, and they were also corrected for wavelength-dependent flux-losses in 85% of the cases. On average, synthesized broad-band colors agree with those of the MILES library and of the combined IRTF and Extended IRTF libraries to within ∼1%. The scatter in these comparisons indicates typical errors on individual colors in the XSL of 2−4%. The comparison with 2MASS point source photometry shows systematics of up to 5% in some colors, which we attribute mostly to zero-point or transmission curve errors and a scatter that is consistent with the above uncertainty estimates. The final spectra were corrected for radial velocity and are provided in the rest-frame (with wavelengths in air). The spectra cover a large range of spectral types and chemical compositions (with an emphasis on the red giant branch), which makes this library an asset when creating stellar population synthesis models or for the validation of near-ultraviolet to near-infrared theoretical stellar spectra across the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
Key words: Hertzsprung-Russell and C-M diagrams / catalogs
Table C.1 and the spectra are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (188.8.131.52) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/A+A/634/A133
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