Hubble Space Telescope spectroscopy of the Balmer lines in Sirius B

@article{Barstow2005HubbleST,
  title={Hubble Space Telescope spectroscopy of the Balmer lines in Sirius B},
  author={M. Barstow and H. Bond and J. Holberg and M. Burleigh and I. Huben{\'y} and D. Koester},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={362},
  pages={1134-1142}
}
  • M. Barstow, H. Bond, +3 authors D. Koester
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Sirius B is the nearest and brightest of all white dwarfs, but it is very difficult to observe at visible wavelengths due to the overwhelming scattered light contribution from Sirius A. However, from space we can take advantage of the superb spatial resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to resolve the A and B components. Since the closest approach in 1993, the separation between the two stars has become increasingly favourable and we have recently been able to obtain a spectrum of the… CONTINUE READING
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