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Angular resolution

  1. Nov 3, 2004 #1
    If we know the bolometric flux, spectral type, and effective temperature of a given star, how can we derive the angular resolution from the information?

    This was brought up in class and I've found myself obsessing since I can't figure it out.
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2004 #2
    I've found formula (3) of this page that gives the limb-darkened diameter of a star given its bolometric flux and effective temperature
    http://aa.springer.de/papers/8331002/2300619/sc5.htm
    Perhaps you know some formula relating the angular resolution with the limb-darkened diameter...
     
  4. Nov 4, 2004 #3

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    How about using lunar occultations? Here's a link.

    www.eso.org/~arichich/ publications/2001a_a...380..526.pdf
     
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