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What is ChiantiPy

ChiantiPy is a Python interface to the CHIANTI atomic database for astrophysical spectroscopy

What is CHIANTI

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. The CHIANTI project provides a suite of routines written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) to access the database and calculate various quantities of use in interpreting observed spectra or synthesizing spectra.

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. A new release is in progress for 2011.

More information about CHIANTI can be found at their website.

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