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bolometric correction

(difference between an object's bolometric and visible magnitudes)

Bolometric correction is a difference in magnitude applied to stars to determine their bolometric magnitude from their visible magnitude. Varies by type of star. Some examples:

O3 star-4.3 for a main sequence star-4.2 for giant
G0 star-1.0 for a main sequence star-0.13 for giant


Referenced by:
bolometric magnitude (Mbol)