The Ritter Observatory Public Archive of Spectra of Mars

Sample échelle spectrum of Mars centered around 9070 Anstroms.

File names are in the form: observation date followed by serial number, followed by file extension .fits, as in YYMMDD.NNN.fits prior to the year 2000 and YYYYMMDD.NNN.fits after.

The following files are échelle spectra of Mars with the 8th aperture centered around 8700 Angstroms. The resolving power is R = 50,000 rather than the usual 26,000 for these spectra.

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Below are two sample files.

  • 941219.043.fits
  • 970408.017.fits

    The following compressed files contain all 98 Ritter spectra of Mars.

  • Mars.tar.Z
    Document custodians: Dan Kittell Greg Thompson

    Page last updated: 11/15/05