The POLLUX database of synthetic stellar spectra has been fully initiated, developed and is maintained by two CNAP astronomers of LUPM (A. Palacios & A. Lèbre) ensuring their “tâches de service” duties within this project.
POLLUX is a service of the Virtual Observatory (V.O.), and is included in the OV-GSO, the regional expert center gathering V.O. oriented services and applications from Bordeaux to Montpellier and led by Toulouse. Within OV- GSO, VOSPECFLOW, an application based on V.O. protocols that intends to make easier the direct comparison between observed stellar spectra (stored in the TBLegacy archive) and high resolution synthetic spectra (stored in POLLUX) has been fully developed by the POLLUX core team with the help of engineers of Service Informatique du LUPM (M. Sanguillon) and of IRAP (P. Maegth).