LUMINOUS AND VARIABLE STARS IN M31 AND M33. III. THE YELLOW AND RED SUPERGIANTS AND POST-RED SUPERGIANT EVOLUTION

@article{Gordon2016LUMINOUSAV,
  title={LUMINOUS AND VARIABLE STARS IN M31 AND M33. III. THE YELLOW AND RED SUPERGIANTS AND POST-RED SUPERGIANT EVOLUTION},
  author={Michael S. Gordon and Roberta M. Humphreys and Terry J. Jones},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={825}
}
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