M. Srinivasa Rao
Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume 4 Issue 3 September 1983 pp 175-182
The law of limb darkening has been calculated when the atmosphere of the primary component is illuminated by the extended surface of the secondary component in a binary system. The specific intensities calculated at infinity show marked changes when the plane-parallel approximation is replaced by the assumption of spherical symmetry. The middle portions of the illuminated surface reflect maximum radiation while the innermost and outermost layers show lesser amount of reflected radiation.
Volume 4 Issue 3 September 1983 pp 183-189
The effects of reflection on the formation of spectral lines is investigated. We have assumed a purely scattering atmosphere and studied how the equivalent widths change due to irradiation from the secondary. Generally, the flux in the lines is increased at all frequency points, the cores of the lines receiving more flux than the wings. Moreover, the proximity of the secondary component changes the equivalent widths considerably. The further away the secondary is from the primary the higher are the equivalent widths.
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