The Kinney Models are templates of UV-Optical spectra for starburst galaxies, from a combination of IUE data and of optical data with an aperture size matched to the IUE. The templates of the starburst galaxies are built according to color excess. In order to make the templetes, all the spectra are shifted to the rest frame and corrected for the foreground Galactic extinction using the Seaton (1979) extinction curve. Within the starburst group, the UV-optical spectra are rescaled to a common flux value and are averaged, after weighting each spectrum by its SNR ratio to produce the final template.

These spectra can be found in the non-stellar ftp site.

Table 1: Starburst galaxies (Kinney models)

File Color Excess
sb1_kinney_fuv E(B-V) = 0 - 0.10
sb2_kinney_fuv E(B-V) = 0.11 - 0.21
sb3_kinney_fuv E(B-V) = 0.25 - 0.35
sb4_kinney_fuv E(B-V) = 0.39 - 0.50
sb5_kinney_fuv E(B-V) = 0.51 - 0.60
sb6_kinney_fuv E(B-V) = 0.61 - 0.70


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