Astrophysics (index)

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 (Mbol) from their visible magnitude. Varies by type of star. Some examples:

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


Referenced by:
Bolometric Magnitude (Mbol)