Flux density from a thermal disk

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Description

The flux density from a disk-shaped blackbody with uniform temperature observed in a Gaussian beam.

Usage

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planetFlux(T = 195, dp = 14.8, thetab = 19.4, f = 32)

Arguments

T

Disk's physical temperature

dp

Planet diameter, arcsec

thetab

Beam FWHM, arcsec

f

Observing frequency, GHz

Details

Geometry is for a uniform-temperature disk, a planet to some approximation, in a Gaussian beam.

Value

Flux density in janskys

Note

For a physical Mars model, see <http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/~bbutler/work/mars/model/>

Author(s)

Andrew Harris

Examples

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