Realistic error estimates on kinematic parameters

  title={Realistic error estimates on kinematic parameters},
  author={Veronique De Bruyne and P.Vauterin and Sven de Rijcke and Herwig Dejonghe},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Current error estimates on kinematic parameters are based on the assumption that the data points in the spectra follow a Poisson distribution. For realistic data that have undergone several steps in a reduction process this is generally not the case, neither is the noise distribution independent in adjacent pixels. Hence, the error estimates on the derived kinematic parameters will (in most cases) be smaller than the real errors. In this paper we propose a method that makes a diagnosis of the… 

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