centimeter continuum emission

by Sanjay87
Tags: centimeter, continuum, emission
Sanjay87 is offline
Sep3-08, 11:46 PM
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In a few journals I've come across the term "centimeter continuum emission" - e.g. 21 cm continuum emission. What is meant by this? And how can it be continuum when it has a discrete cm value?

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cadnr is offline
Sep4-08, 10:11 AM
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The reference is to continuum emission at a particular wavelength. Imagine an emission continuum. It's quite possible to specify the flux at a given wavelength isn't it. For example, the continuum emission from a blue star is less at a red wavelength (say, 700 nm) than a blue wavelength (say, 400 nm).

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