Astrophysics (index)

Bolometric Luminosity

(total luminosity of an object at all wavelengths)

Bolometric Luminosity is an astronomical body's total power output across all Wavelengths. A Bolometer is a device that measures incoming Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) at all wavelengths, and Luminosity (L) is the power output of an astronomical body.

Bolometric Magnitude (Mbol) is a logarithmic measure of the same value.


Referenced by:
Monochromatic Luminosity
Wolf-Rayet Star