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Questions tagged [extinction]

for questions regarding the dimming of light from distant objects when it passes through interstellar dust and gas clouds. This is not for questions about extinctions of species on Earth or other planets.

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Difference in observing hot stars that have been reddened and stars that are cool and red

How do astronomers distinguish hot stars, reddened by the interstellar light absorption, from the actual cold red stars?
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Clarity on dust extinction terms and implementation: R_V, A_V, and E(B-V)

I have created a model galaxy spectrum using STARBURST99 and want to compare it to an observed spectrum of a particular galaxy. I understand that I need to redden ...
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How to obtain distance modulus and Total extinction from Isochrone fitting to CMD?

This is my first post here. I am studying the following article: https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.03574. On Page 5, Sec 3.1, the authors are presenting their results they obtained via Isochrone fitting ...
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Quesions about extinction power law

I am curious to know If dust extinction were to vary as a power-law so that $A_{\lambda}$ proportionate to $\lambda^{\beta}$ , what value of beta would give rise to Rv =3.1 which is the average in ...
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Absolute magnitudes with dust extinction

I have a distant $z\sim3$ galaxy with absolute AB magnitudes $M_B$ and $M_I$, where the central wavelengths of the $B$ and $I$ passbands are $\sim0.4\,\mu\text{m}$ and $\sim0.8\,\mu\text{m}$, ...
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At what wavelengths can black hole Sagittarius A* be observed from Earth?

The supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way is blocked by dust and gas clouds as seen from where we are. Which wavelengths are blocked and which are most undisturbed for observation of ...
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Interstellar reddening for Cepheids

How were interstellar reddening values for cepheid first calculated? I mean, other than using the derived equation to get extinction-corrected magnitude of Cepheids, I want to know how to drive them ...
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Estimating galactic dust extinction for medium band filters

I have a set of medium-band filters and I would like to compute $A_{\lambda}/E(B-V)$ for each filter which are not reported in the literatures. The magnitudes of the objects in the photometry ...
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How does one find the extinction coefficient of a particular galaxy? [closed]

I am doing photometry on a number of objects in a number of different galaxies. I need the extinction coefficients for these galaxies for various filters passes. Is there some database that displays ...
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Galactic extinction as a function of distance

I am looking at several galactic sources in the $I$, $R$ and $V$ bands and I want to calculate their absolute magnitudes. I can get the apparent magnitude and I know the distance so I just need to ...
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The name of a particular low extinction region

There is a region called Baade's window. I remember there is a similar region called "somebody's window", which also has a low amount of dust. Does anyone know the name?