Friday, May 15, 2009

bug in thermal broadening

Irina Zhuravleva at MPE pointed out that the thermal broadening option in the xspec apec model gives a sigma which is a factor of sqrt(2) too large. Fortunately, I don't think has any science implications since there have been no observations capable of measuring this broadening.

update on 6/8/09: Richard Sturm points out there is the same error in the NEI code.

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