nsa: neutron star atmosphere
This model provides the spectra in the Xray range (0.0510 keV)
emitted from a hydrogen atmosphere of a neutron star. There are three
options : nonmagnetized (B G) with a uniform surface
(effective) temperature in the range of
; a
field B = G with a uniform surface (effective) temperature in the
range of
; a field B = G with a uniform
surface (effective) temperature in the range of
. The atmosphere is in radiative and hydrostatic equilibrium;
sources of heat are well below the atmosphere. The Comptonization
effects (significant at
K) are taken into account. The
model spectra are provided as seen by a distant observer, with
allowance for the GR effects. The user is advised to keep and
fixed and fit the temperature and the normalization. MagField must be
fixed at one of 0, , or .
The values of the effective temperature and radius as measured by a
distant observer (“values at infinity”) are :
where
is the gravitational redshift parameter.
Please send your comments/questions to Slava Zavlin
(vyacheslav.zavlin@msfc.nasa.gov) and/or George Pavlov
(pavlov@astro.psu.edu). If you publish results obtained using these
models, please reference Zavlin, Pavlov & Shibanov
(1996)
for
nonmagnetic models, and Pavlov et al. (1995)
for magnetic models.
par1 
, (unredshifted) effective temperature 
par2 
, neutron star gravitational mass (in units of solar
mass) 
par3 
, neutron star radius (in km) 
par4 
neutron star magnetic field strength (0, , or
G) 
norm 
, where is the distance of the object in pc. 
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