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Offers an introduction to the theory of stellar atmospheres
Contains step-by-step tutorials on how to determine basic stellar parameters
Provides an introduction to the 3D and non-LTE analysis of stellar spectra
Delivers a comprehensive discussion of spectroscopic analysis problems
This book introduces the theory of stellar atmospheres. Almost everything we know about stars is by analysis of the radiation coming from their atmospheres. Several aspects of astrophysics require accurate atmospheric parameters and abundances. Spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools at an astronomer’s disposal, allowing the determination of the fundamental parameters of stars: surface temperature, gravity, chemical composition, magnetic field, rotation and turbulence. These can be supplemented by distance measurements or pulsation parameters providing information about stellar interior and stellar evolution, otherwise unavailable. The volume is based on lectures presented at the Wrocław's Spectroscopic School aimed at training young researchers in performing quantitative spectral analysis of low-, mid-, and high-resolution spectra of B, A, and F-type stars.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »NLTE Analysis - Rotational Velocity Stars - SME - Solar Physics - Spectral Classification - Stellar Atmospheres