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Can I use the Fourier Transform to analyze the Sun's Spectrum?

  1. Oct 30, 2015 #1
    I'm learning digital signal processing in my engineer class, but i'm more interested in apply these things into Astrophysics, so i know a little bit about for what is useful the Fourier Transform, so i thought why not use this in Analyzing the sun spectra! But what do you think!? Is it useful!? What do i need !?
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2015 #2

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    What are you trying to learn from this? Remember, the spectrum is already in the frequency domain.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2015 #3

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    Sun's spectrum is Fourier transform of solar radiation.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2015 #4
    Look up FTIR, then consider why it won't work in visible and UV.
     
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