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DUSTY -- Radiation transfer through dust

DUSTY calculates the emerging spectrum of radiation from some source viewed after processing by a dusty region. The original radiation is scattered, absorbed and reemitted by the dust, and the emerging processed spectrum often provides the only available information about the embedded object. DUSTY can handle both planar and centrally-heated spherical density distributions. The number of independent input model parameters is minimized by fully implementing the scaling properties of the radiative transfer problem, and the spatial temperature profile is found from radiative equilibrium at every point in the dusty region. DUSTY has built in optical properties for the most common types of astronomical dust and comes with a library for many other grains.

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