Astrophysics (index)

L-Type Star

(type of star cooler than an M-type star)

An L-Type Star (L) is of the L-Class, a Spectral Class for stars cooler than M-Type Star, that radiate mainly in the Infrared. They have Metal hydride and alkalide metal Absorption Lines. Some are considered Brown Dwarves (i.e., L Dwarfs), never burning Hydrogen. Characteristics:

Purple-Redconventional color
1300-2000KSurface Temperature

(star type,spectral type)

Referenced by:
Brown Dwarf (BD)
Spectral Class
Ultracool Dwarf