Determining the Physical Properties of the B Stars. II. Calibration of Synthetic Photometry

  title={Determining the Physical Properties of the B Stars. II. Calibration of Synthetic Photometry},
  author={E. Fitzpatrick and D. Massa},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
We present a new calibration of optical (UBV, Stromgren uvbyβ, and Geneva) and near-IR (Johnson RIJHK and Two Micron All Sky Survey) photometry for B and early A stars derived from Kurucz ATLAS9 model atmospheres. Our sample of stars consists of 45 normal nearby B and early A stars that have high-quality, low-resolution IUE spectra and accurate Hipparcos parallaxes. The calibration is unique because it relies only on the UV spectral energy distributions, the absolute flux calibration of the V… Expand
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