This template is for a latish type M-dwarf star, probably an M6 or M7:
|Typical template spectrum averaged over many many spectra.|
|The two smooth red dips are from the template and you can see the dips poorly reproduced and slightly shifted to the right of the template.|
|The green being an M7 or M8 template spectrum and the white being my probably K7 dwarf which is fairly spectroscopically similar to an M0.|
All in all, it's been quite a learning process, especially in terms of learning IDL (the coding language we use) and now I also feel like I can probably look at any M-dwarf and spectral type it pretty accurately. This concludes this portion of my research (the radial velocity portion that is), now it's on to calculating the strength of Hydrogen alpha emission, woot.
And thanks to Kevin Covey for taking these spectra at the Apache Point Observatory!