L02

class dust_attenuation.averages.L02(*args, meta=None, name=None, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: dust_attenuation.baseclasses.BaseAttAvModel

Attenuation curve of Leitherer et al. (2002). Narrow validity range: 0.097 to 0.18 microns

Parameters
Av: float

attenuation in V band

Raises
InputParameterError

Input Av values outside of defined range

Notes

From Leitherer (2002, ApJS, Volume 140, Issue 2, pp. 303-329), eq. 14

Example:

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import astropy.units as u

from dust_attenuation.averages import L02

fig, ax = plt.subplots()

# generate the curves and plot them
x = np.arange(0.1,0.18,0.01)*u.micron

Avs = [0.1,0.5,1.0,2.0,5.0]
for cur_Av in Avs:
   att_model = L02(Av=cur_Av)
   ax.plot(1/x,att_model(x),label=r'A$_V$ = %.2f mag' % (cur_Av))

ax.set_xlabel(r'$x$ [$\mu m^{-1}$]')
ax.set_ylabel(r'$Att(x)$ [mag]')

ax.legend(loc='best')
plt.show()

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../_images/dust_attenuation-averages-L02-1.png

Attributes Summary

Rv

x_range

Methods Summary

evaluate(x, Av)

Returns the attenuation curve, A(λ), following the recipe of Leitherer et al.

k_lambda(x)

Compute the starburst reddening curve of Leitherer et al. (2002)

Attributes Documentation

Rv = 4.05
x_range = [0.097, 0.18]

Methods Documentation

evaluate(x, Av)[source]

Returns the attenuation curve, A(λ), following the recipe of Leitherer et al. (2002), assuming Rv=4.05

Parameters
in_x: float

expects either x in units of wavelengths or frequency or assumes wavelengths in [micron]

internally microns are used

Returns
att: np array (float)

Att(x) attenuation curve [mag]

Raises
ValueError

Input x values outside of defined range

k_lambda(x)[source]
Compute the starburst reddening curve of Leitherer et al. (2002)

k’(λ)=A(λ)/E(B-V)

Parameters
in_x: float

expects either x in units of wavelengths or frequency or assumes wavelengths in [micron]

internally microns are used

Returns
k_lambda: np array (float)

k_lambda(x) reddening curve

Raises
ValueError

Input x values outside of defined range