The hubble space telescope — Scientific problems and laboratory data needs

  • Steven N. Shore
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 407)


This review concentrates on observations that will be performed with the new generation of space ultraviolet spectrographs, especially the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. The broad astrophysical problems are outlined and the needs for specific laboratory data are placed in context. The existing laboratory data will need to be improved significantly to provide both wavelengths accurate to λ/Δλ ≥ 106 for resonance transitions and oscillator strengths accurate to better than 10%. In addition, weak lines of ions of rare heavy elements can now be studied with S/N ratios better than 100, and the existing databases for these species will need expansion. Molecular data will also be needed for a wide range of applications.


Oscillator Strength Hubble Space Telescope Stellar Atmosphere Infrared Space Observatory Collision Strength 
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  • Steven N. Shore
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  1. 1.GHRS Science Team/CSC, Code 681Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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