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7 TEMPERATURE The spectrum of a scorching superstar and that of a funky famous person glance very various. learn determine three. eight, which screens the spectral periods of seen stars. each one spectral classification has key features that serve, like numbers on a thermometer, to point a star’s temperature. Today’s spectral sessions of stars so as from maximum to lowest temperatures, the approximate floor temperatures of those periods, and the most type features are summarized in desk three. 1. you could establish a brand new star’s spectral category and possible temperature by way of evaluating its spectrum to the pictures in determine three. eight and the category features in desk three. 1. desk three. 1 Spectral type features Spectral classification Approximate Temperature (K) O B A F >30,000 10,000–30,000 7,500–10,000 6,000–7,500 G 5,000–6,000 okay M L T 3,500–5,000 2,000–3,500 1,300–2,000 ~700–1,300 major category features particularly few strains; traces of ionized helium traces of impartial helium Very powerful hydrogen strains robust hydrogen traces; ionized calcium strains; many steel traces robust ionized calcium strains; many powerful traces of ionized and impartial iron and different metals powerful strains of impartial metals Bands of titanium oxide molecules Bands of iron hydride molecules Methane and water vapor determine three. nine. superstar spectrums could be displayed as a graph of depth as opposed to wavelength or as an image that appears like an old school photographic spectrum. the celebs record the spectral type and possible temperature of every of the celebs whose spectrum is proven in determine three. nine. (a) __________ ; (b) __________ resolution: (a) a sort (7500 okay − 10,000 K); (b) M variety (<3500 K). three. eight starting place OF SPECTRAL type features Atomic thought explains why sizzling blue (O-type) stars and funky purple (M-type) stars produce spectra that glance so diverse even supposing all stars are made from essentially a similar parts. each chemical point has a attribute temperature and density at which it's optimum in generating obvious absorption strains. At tremendous excessive temperatures, as in O stars, gasoline atoms are ionized, or damaged up. basically the main tightly certain atoms similar to singly ionized helium live on, and the traces of ionized atoms dominate the spectrum. while the temperature is round 5800 okay, as in G stars resembling our sunlight, steel atoms corresponding to iron and nickel stay impartial with no being disrupted. At temperatures less than 3500 ok, as in M stars, even molecules comparable to titanium oxide can exist. Does the absence of the attribute absorption strains of a specific aspect like hydrogen in a star’s spectrum unavoidably suggest that the celebrity doesn't include that point? clarify. _____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ solution: No. The star’s temperature determines which sorts of atoms can produce seen absorption strains. three. nine MOTIONS Stars have an area speed, or movement via area with admire to the sunlight, of many kilometers a moment. area pace has parts, that are measured independently: radial speed, or velocity towards or clear of us alongside the road of sight; and correct movement, or the volume of angular swap in a star’s place in line with yr (Figure three.