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The Spectral Energy Distribution of Self-gravitating Interstellar Clouds. I. Spheres

Fischera, Jörg; Dopita, Michael


We derive the spectral energy distribution (SED) of dusty, isothermal, self-gravitating, stable and spherical clouds externally heated by the ambient interstellar radiation field (ISRF). For a given radiation field and dust properties, the radiative transfer problem is determined by the pressure of the surrounding medium and by the cloud mass expressed as a fraction of the maximum stable cloud mass above which the clouds become gravitationally unstable. To solve the radiative transfer problem,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1086/525280


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