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Temperature Variation and the Solar Oblateness

Ingersoll, Andrew P. and Spiegel, Edward A. (1971) Temperature Variation and the Solar Oblateness. Astrophysical Journal, 163 (2). pp. 375-382. ISSN 0004-637X. doi:10.1086/150777.

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Dicke and Goldenberg's oblateness measurement may be explained by an equatorial temperature excess of 30° K, smoothly distributed in optical depths ≤ 0 01 The resulting brightness variation with solar latitude is concentrated close to the limb, and it is not possible, with data presently available, to distinguish such variation from true oblateness.

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Additional Information:© 1971 American Astronomical Society. Received 1970 September 21; revised 1970 October 8. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We should like to thank Dr. Rory Thompson for help and advice in the processing of the data.
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