Bayesian inference of stellar parameters and interstellar extinction using parallaxes and multiband photometry

@article{BailerJones2010BayesianIO,
  title={Bayesian inference of stellar parameters and interstellar extinction using parallaxes and multiband photometry},
  author={Coryn A. L. Bailer-Jones},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={411},
  pages={435-452}
}
  • C. Bailer-Jones
  • Published 14 September 2010
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Astrometric surveys provide the opportunity to measure the absolute magnitudes of large numbers of stars, but only if the individual line-of-sight extinctions are known. Unfortunately, extinction is highly degenerate with stellar effective temperature when estimated from broad-band optical/infrared photometry. To address this problem, I introduce a Bayesian method for estimating the intrinsic parameters of a star and its line-of-sight extinction. It uses both photometry and parallaxes in a self… Expand
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