Otmar Stahl's page
Main research interests
My main interests are stellar winds and variability in hot stars. See the hot star page of the Landessternwarte for more information and the Hot Star Newsletter for news in the field of hot star research.
In addition, I work on instrumentation projects, presently the Carmenes instrument.
Other astronomical activities
The spectral atlas of the Luminous Blue Variable P Cygni, based on data published in Astron Astrophys. Suppl. 99, 167, is a useful resource for line identification in early-type emission-line stars.
In the past, I have worked on data reduction software for several astronomical instruments:
- FORS, the focal reducer low dispersion spectrograph for the ESO VLT and
- Feros, the Fiber-fed Extended Range Optical Spectrograph, originally used at the ESO 1.52-m telescope, and now available at the ESO/MPG 2.2-m telescope. A copy of Feros is currently being built for the Hexapod telescope.