|AHELP for CIAO 4.9 Sherpa v1||
Multi-temperature blackbody model for thin accretion disk around a Kerr black hole. XSPEC model.
A multi-temperature blackbody model for a thin, steady state, general relativistic accretion disk around a Kerr black hole. The effect of self-irradiation of the disk is considered, and the torque at the inner boundary of the disk is allowed to be non-zero. This model is intended as an extension to xsgrad, which assumes that the black hole is non-rotating. For details see Li et al., ApJSuppl, 157, 335, 2005.
This is an additive model component.
|1||eta||ratio of the disk power produced by a torque at the disk inner boundary to the disk power arising from accretion. It must be >= 0 and <=1. When eta = 0, the solution corresponds to that of a standard Keplerian disk with zero torque at the inner boundary.|
|2||a||specific angular momentum of the black hole in units of the black hole mass M (geometrized units G=c=1). Should be >= -1 and < 1.|
|3||i||disk's inclination angle (the angle between the axis of the disk and the line of sight). It is expressed in degrees. i=0 is for a "face-on" accretion disk. i should be <= 85 degree.|
|4||mbh||the mass of the black hole in units of the solar mass.|
|5||mdd||the "effective" mass accretion rate of the disk in units of 10^18 g/sec. When eta = 0 (zero torque at the inner boundary), this is just the mass accretion rate of the disk. When eta is nonzero, the effective mass accretion rate = (1+eta) times the true mass accretion rate of the disk. The total disk luminosity is then "epsilon" times "the effective mass accretion rate" times "c^2", where epsilon is the radiation efficiency of a standard accretion disk around the Kerr black hole.|
|6||dbh||the distance from the observer to the black hole in units of kpc.|
|7||hd||spectral hardening factor, T_col/T_eff. It should be greater than 1.0, and considered to be 1.5-1.9 for accretion disks around a stellar-mass black hole. See, e.g., Shimura and Takahara 1995, ApJ, 445, 780.|
|8||rflag||a flag to switch on/off the effect of self-irradiation (never allowed to be free). Self-irradiation is included when > 0. Self-irradiation is not included when <= 0.|
|9||lflag||a flag to switch on/off the effect of limb-darkening (never allowed to be free). The disk emission is assumed to be limb-darkened when > 0. The disk emission is assumed to be isotropic when lflag is <= 0.|
|10||norm||K; normalization. Should be set to 1 if the inclination, mass and distance are frozen.|
This information is taken from the XSPEC User's Guide. Version 12.9.0o of the XSPEC models is supplied with CIAO 4.9.
For a list of known bugs and issues with the XSPEC models, please visit the XSPEC bugs page.
To check the X-Spec version used by Sherpa, use the get_xsversion routine from the xspec module:
sherpa> from sherpa.astro.xspec import get_xsversion sherpa> get_xsversion() '12.9.0o'
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