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.


(line,spectrum)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanketing_effect
http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/L/line_blanketing.html

Referenced by:
Continuous Absorption

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