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ASTR 3830: Problem Set 8 (due in class Monday April 23rd)
 

Summary: ASTR 3830: Problem Set 8
(due in class Monday April 23rd)
1. For a source with a luminosity L, and measured flux (in some waveband) f, the
luminosity distance dL is defined as:
!
dL "
L
4#f
$
%
&
'
(
)
1 2
.
(a) Type Ia supernovae are good standard candles, with an intrinsic luminosity that
corresponds to an absolute magnitude (in the blue) M = -19.6 mag. By using the above
definition of the luminosity distance, together with the definitions of the apparent
magnitude m [

  

Source: Armitage, Phil - Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

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