Constraining Galaxy Evolution With Hubble’s Next Generation Spectral Library

  • Sally Heap
  • Don J. Lindler
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)


We present Hubble’s Next Generation Spectral Library, a library of UV-optical spectra (0.2-1.0 μ) of 378 stars. We show that the mid-UV spectrum can be used to constrain the ages and metallicities of high-redshift galaxies presently being observed with large, ground-based telescopes.


Spectral Index Stellar Population Chromospheric Emission Blue Straggler Simple Stellar Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Sigma Space Corp.LanhamUSA

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