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Homework Help: How to calculate object temperature from line intensities

  1. Jul 5, 2013 #1
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    This isn't really a coursework question, but I thought this might be the best place for it. I have some data on two different CO line emissions from an object. Can I work out the temperature of that object by using the ratio between the intensities of the two lines, and then using something like Wiens law? I am happy to assume that the emitter is a black body, but I don't know how to solve for T except if I know the peak emission wavelength.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2013 #2

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