International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document represents a proposal for a Data Model to describe Spectral Line Transitions in the context of the Simple Line Access Protocol defined by the IVOA (c.f. Ref IVOA Simple Line Access protocol)
The main objective of the model is to integrate with and support the Simple Line Access Protocol, with which it forms a compact unit. This integration allows seamless access to Spectral Line Transitions available worldwide in the VO context.
This model does not deal with the complete description of Atomic and Molecular Physics, which scope is outside of this document.
In the astrophysical sense, a line is considered as the result of a transition between two levels. Under the basis of this assumption, a whole set of objects and attributes have been derived to define properly the necessary information to deal with lines appearing in astrophysical contexts.
Simple Spectral Lines Data Model
IVOA Working Draft 13 July 2009
- Interest/Working Group:
- Pedro Osuna, Matteo Guainazzi, Jesus Salgado, Marie-Lise Dubernet, Evelyne Roueff
- Pedro Osuna, Jesus Salgado
This is an IVOA Working Draft for review by IVOA members and other interested parties.
It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than "work in progress".