Abstract : Interface to the CHIANTI atomic database for astrophysical spectroscopy

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Homepage : http://chiantipy.sourceforge.net/

ChiantiPy is a Python package for calculating synthetic spectra from the CHIANTI atomic database for astrophysical spectroscopy.  ChiantiPy provides the same functionality as the existing IDL package.  One benefit of ChiantiPy is that it uses Python, a freely available programming language.  ChiantiPy is constructed as an object-oriented package that provides a good match to the modular construction of the CHIANTI database itself. 

CHIANTI consists of a database of atomic data that can be used to interpret spectral lines and continua emitted from high-temperature, optically-thin astrophysical sources.  CHIANTI is developed and maintained by scientists at George Mason University (USA), the Naval Research Laboratory (USA), the University of Cambridge (UK) and  Universita' degli Studi di Firenze (Italy).  The first version of CHIANTI was released in 1997 and the most recent version in 2009.  More information can be found at http://www.chiantidatabase.org/.

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