Laboratory measurements for the astrophysical identification of MgII

L. R. Zink, D. A. Jennings, K. M. Evenson, K. R. Leopold

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Abstract

A tunable far-infrared spectrometer has been used to observe the pure rotational spectrum of MgH in a DC discharge of H2 with magnesium. The frequencies of the hyperfine components of the N = 1 ← 0 transition are predicted to an estimated accuracy of ± 350 kHz, which should be sufficient for the astrophysical identification of this species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L65-L66
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume359
Issue number2 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Infrared: Spectra
  • Interstellar: Molecules
  • Laboratory spectra

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