Spectral energy distribution

Spectral energy distribution

topic in astronomy

A spectral energy distribution (SED) is a plot of energy versus frequency or wavelength of light. It is used in many branches of astronomy to characterize astronomical sources. For example, in radio astronomy they are used to show the emission from synchrotron radiation, free-free emission and other emission mechanisms. In infrared astronomy, SEDs can be used to classify young stellar objects.

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