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An Overview of the EXES/SOFIA Archive

Presentation #108.05 in the session Galactic Ecosystems: ISM & Star Formation.

Published onJul 01, 2023
An Overview of the EXES/SOFIA Archive

The Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES) was a mid-IR (5 — 28 μm) spectrograph that flew on SOFIA from 2015 to 2022. This wavelength regime is home to ro-vibrational transitions, non-polar molecules, and some common forbidden emission lines. A diverse number of astronomical sources, ranging from Solar System objects to external galaxies, were observed with spectral resolutions ranging from R of about 2,000 up to 100,000 over its 78 number of flights. These observations are capable of providing a comprehensive understanding of abundances, chemistry, and kinematics of sources than similar observations at lower resolution. We will highlight cohesive, publicly available EXES datasets, especially those that have links to accepted JWST programs.

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