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On the effect of line blanketing on the Fe I line intensities in the solar, Arcturus and Procyon spectra

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Abstract:

The influence of the blanketing effect on the intensities of Fe I lines in solar and stellar atmospheres is investigated. More than 18,000 spectral lines of 14 elements were taken into account. It was demonstrated that ignoring the line-blanketing effect produces an error in the estimation of iron abundance of 0.04 dex in the case of the Sun and solar-type stars. (The iron abundance is given in the logarithmic scale and dex means the decimal logarithm estimation error.)

Keywords: Abundances; Lines blanketing; Stellar atmospheres; Sun

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1055679031000120370

Publication date: 2003-12-01

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