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Exploring Stellar Atmospheres with a Desktop Computer

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Charles A. Whitney

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Received: October 26, 1992

 

Abstract

 

This paper describes the use of an interactive computer program for building models of stellar atmospheres, computing their radiation, and comparing their spectra with observed radiation from selected stars.  The program is intended to supplement introductory courses in astronomy and astrophysics.

 

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