This model interpolates from a grid of NS atmosphere calculations provided by George Rybicki and Ramesh Narayan to output a NS atmosphere spectrum. The model grids cover a wide range of surface gravity and effective temperature, and incorporate thermal electron conduction and self-irradiation by photons from the compact object. This code assumes negligible (less than G) magnetic fields and a pure hydrogen atmosphere. A detailed description of the model is given in Heinke et al. (2006) (see also McClintock et al. 2004).
|par1||: (unredshifted) effective temperature|
|par2||: neutron star gravitational mass (in units of Solar mass)|
|par3||: “true” neutron star radius (km)|
|par4||dist : distance to the neutron star (in kpc)|
|norm||fraction of the neutron star surface emitting|