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Stellar Blackbody Radiation Curves model simulates the blackbody radiation curve of stars and how this leads to the observed color and luminosity of the star. If a star can be treated as a blackbody, the blackbody radiation curve of the star, the power density per area (or intensity) per wavelength (energy/time/volume) vs wavelength, is dependent on the star's temperature (spectral class).  

In the simulation, the star is shown along with its luminosity and spectral class. In separate graph, the blackbody radiation curve, the visible part of the spectrum, and the integrated stellar surface intensity (integrating the blackbody curve over all wavelengths) are shown. In another window the HR diagram can be shown indicating the current star's parameters. The radius of the star (in Rsun) and the temperature of the star in Kelvin (5780 K is Tsun) can be changed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).

Please note that this resource requires Java3D.
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Stars
= Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
= Spectral Types
Optics
- Photometry
= Blackbodies
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Demonstration
= Simulation
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- Educators
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Free access
License:
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Mario Belloni
Keywords:
EJS, Easy Java Simulations, H-R Diagram, OSP, Open Source Physics, blackbody, spectrum, star
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created November 11, 2010 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 12, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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November 11, 2010
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M. Belloni, Computer Program STELLAR BLACKBODY RADIATION CURVES, Version 1.0 (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10502&DocID=1957).
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M. Belloni, Computer Program STELLAR BLACKBODY RADIATION CURVES, Version 1.0 (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10502&DocID=1957>.
APA Format
Belloni, M. (2010). Stellar Blackbody Radiation Curves (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved August 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10502&DocID=1957
Chicago Format
Belloni, Mario. "Stellar Blackbody Radiation Curves." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10502&DocID=1957 (accessed 1 August 2014).
MLA Format
Belloni, Mario. Stellar Blackbody Radiation Curves. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5, Java3D. 1 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10502&DocID=1957>.
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