Units of radiation

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Main Questions

  • What is the point of talking about specific intensity?
  • Why use the Jansky? What does flux density mean?
  • Which quantities depend upon observing conditions and which are intrinsic to the source?

Resources

The NRAO Essential Radio Astronomy course explains this pretty well in their chapter on Brightness.