Astrophysics (index)

K-Type Star

(type of star with about 3/4 the mass of the Sun)

A K-Type Star is a star of the K-Class, a Spectral Class for stars of around .75 solar mass and .75 times solar radius. They burn up their Hydrogen (H) in tens of billions of years. They have very weak hydrogen lines. Characteristics:

conventional colororange
4000-5200KSurface Temperature
6-8Absolute Magnitude (M)(visual)
.1-.4Luminosity (L)(bolometric)
21+ Billion YearsMain sequence lifetime

(star type,spectral type)
527nm569THz2.4eVbeginK-Type Star
725nm414THz1.8eVendK-Type Star

Referenced by:
FGK Star
G Band
Kepler Telescope
M Dwarf
Red Dwarf
Red Giant
Spectral Class
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)