Comments on 'the angle-dependent redistribution functions RIII and RIV' by S. J. McKenna

I. Hubeny, P. Heinzel

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It is shown that the complicated form of the line absorption probability function for scattering in subordinate lines, derived by McKenna (1984), is an artifact of adopting a mathematically inconvenient expression for the corresponding redistribution function. It is demonstrated that the absorption probability must be given by the Voigt function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-413
Number of pages5
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1986


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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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