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 natski Aug5-08 06:25 AM

Radius of a star as a function of wavelength

Hi all,

My question is, does the radius of a star vary significantly between different wavelengths? I am particularly interested in the 100 nm to 100 micron range. I found a paper by Paul Swanson on the radio band radius, but so far can find nothing which compares optical and infrared measurements.

Natski

 cadnr Aug6-08 12:26 PM

Re: Radius of a star as a function of wavelength

In this wavelength range, most of the radiation comes from the photosphere, which I don't think would vary much in size as a function of wavelength

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