The IACOB spectroscopic database: recent updates and first data release

S. Simón-Díaz (1,2), I. Negueruela, J. Maíz Apellániz, N. Castro, A. Herrero, M. Garcia, J. A. Pérez-Prieto, N. Caon, J. M. Alacid, I. Camacho, R. Dorda, M. Godart, C. González-Fernández, G. Holgado, K. Rübke

(1) Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
(2) Universidad de La Laguna

The IACOB project is an ambitious long-term project which is contributing to step forward in our knowledge about the physical properties and evolution of Galactic massive stars. The project aims at building a large database of high-resolution, multi-epoch, spectra of Galactic OB stars, and the scientific exploitation of the database using state-of-the-art models and techniques. In this proceeding, we summarize the latest updates of the IACOB spectroscopic database and highlight some of the first scientific results from the IACOB project; we also announce the first data release and the first public version of the iacob-broad tool for the line-broadening characterization of OB-type spectra.

Reference: To appear in Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VIII, Proceedings of the XI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society held on September 8-12, 2014, in Teruel, Spain
Status: Conference proceedings