Astrophysics (index)

Line Blanketing

(Blanketing Effect, Line-Blanketing Effect)
(so many bunched spectral lines that they cannot be distinguished)

Line Blanketing (or the Blanketing Effect, or Line-Blanketing Effect) is an apparent portion of a star's (or other light source's) spectrum that appears reduced because there are so many Absorption Lines in the area that rather than resolving them, the Spectrometer just shows a reduction in the Intensity of the whole region of the spectrum.


Referenced by:
Continuous Absorption