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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 136, Number 2, April II 1999
Page(s) 405 - 406
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999222

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 136, 405-406

WWW database of optical constants for astronomy

Th. Henning1 - V.B. Il'in2 - N.A. Krivova2 - B. Michel1 - N.V. Voshchinnikov2

Send offprint request: V.B. Il'in, e-mail address:

1 - Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory, Friedrich Schillier University, Schillergäßchen 3, D-07745 Jena, Germany
2 - Astronomical Institute, St. Petersburg University, Bibliotechnaja pl. 2, St. Petersburg 198904, Russia

Received November 2, 1998; accepted January 24, 1999


The database we announce contains references to the papers, data files and links to the Internet resources related to measurements and calculations of the optical constants of the materials of astronomical interest: different silicates, ices, oxides, sulfides, carbides, carbonaceous species from amorphous carbon to graphite and diamonds, etc.

We describe the general structure and content of the database which has now free access via Internet: or

Key words: astronomical data base: miscellaneous -- scattering -- radiative transfer -- molecular data

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