Astronomy 210
Lecture 30, April 6 Spring 2018

Lecture Notes: pdf file

The Brightest Stars

Stars: Physical Properties

Stellar Spectra and the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

Mass, Luminosity, and Lifespan

  • Mass-luminosity relation plotted for main sequence stars
  • implications for HR diagram
    HR diagram comparison: nearest vs brightest (highest flux) stars

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Brian D. Fields
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