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bolometric luminosity

(total luminosity of an object at all wavelengths)

Bolometric luminosity (LBol) is an astronomical body's total power output across all wavelengths. A bolometer is a device that measures incoming electromagnetic radiation at all wavelengths, and luminosity is the power output of an astronomical body.

Bolometric magnitude is a logarithmic measure of the same value.


Referenced by:
monochromatic luminosity
Wolf-Rayet star