• A. V. Zolotukhina, Main Astronomical Observatory of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • L. K. Pakuliak Main Astronomical Observatory of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • I. V. Vavilova Main Astronomical Observatory of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • B. M. Kaminsky Main Astronomical Observatory of the NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine


Ключові слова:

astroplates, database, variable stars, spectral photographic archive


The overview of the content of an Archive of
the spectral photographic observational data stored at the
MAO NAS of Ukraine in 1965–1985 is presented. Being
the part of the UkrVO Joint Digitized Archive, this archive
contains of 50,000 spectra of mostly variable stars.
The spectral photographic material (glass astroplates)
was obtained by the 70-cm reflector AZT-2 (MAO NAS of
Ukraine, Kyiv), 60-cm Zeiss telescope at the Mount Ter-
skol (North Caucasus, Russia), and 1-m telescope at the
Mount Sanglok (Institute of Astrophysics, Tajikistan)
equipped with spectrographs UAGS with a set of gratings
to obtain dispersions in the range of 29…167 A/mm of the
wavelengths 3500…6800 AA. There is also data related to
the observations by the Double Short Astrograph (MAO
NAS of Ukraine) with a pre-objective prism to monitor
Nova Cygni 1975 in the initial stage of outburst. Almost all
the spectra are calibrated with the 9-step attenuator and
comparison spectra for the wavelength scale.
We discuss observational programs (aims, instruments,
results), in frame of which this archive was accumulated, as
well as key principles for digitizing spectra and their pro-
cessing by modern tools of virtual observatory software.


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