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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)