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Color-Magnitude Diagram

(CMD)
(diagram relating color to luminosity)

A Color-Magnitude Diagram (CMD) is a diagram analogous to an H-R Diagram (HRD), but plotting color against Absolute Magnitude (M) (Luminosity (L)). It is often used for galaxies and groups of stars such as Globular Clusters (GC).


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_color-magnitude_diagram
http://coolwiki.ipac.caltech.edu/index.php/Color-Magnitude_and_Color-Color_plots

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