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Double Star characteristic frequencies of light

  1. Feb 2, 2004 #1
    How can an astronomer recognize a double star from the characteristic frequencies of the light that reaches him from its member stars? I have looked and looked in my textbook but I cannot come up with the answer to this one.

    Thank you!
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  3. Feb 2, 2004 #2


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    There is a good start here with links back to the index on the whole course:

    http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/astro101/lec16.htm [Broken]
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  4. Feb 3, 2004 #3

    Thank you, I'll be sure to check this out!
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