Stars, Atmospheres, and Shells: Potential for High-Resolution imaging.

Substantial progress in stellar physics can result from one- or two-dimensional imaging at a spatial resolution of 10-3 to 10-5arc sec. The direct measurement of stellar diameters, surface and atmospheric features, and extended shells can significantly advance the knowledge of stellar structure, activity, and evolution. A dwarf star - the sun - and a supergiant star - Alpha Orionis - are used to illustrate the possibilities of measurements with high spatial resolution. In addition, magnetically sensitive lines can trace the distribution of activity across a stellar surface.

Main Author: Dupree, A. K.
Other Authors: Baliunas, S. L., Guinan, E. F.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 1984
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