Mass-luminosity relation for FGK main sequence stars: metallicity and age contributions

@article{Gafeira2012MassluminosityRF,
  title={Mass-luminosity relation for FGK main sequence stars: metallicity and age contributions},
  author={Ricardo Gafeira and Carlos Patacas and Jo{\~a}o Gilberto Fernandes},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={341},
  pages={405-410}
}
  • Ricardo Gafeira, Carlos Patacas, João Gilberto Fernandes
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
  • The stellar mass-luminosity relation (MLR) is one of the most famous empirical “laws”, discovered in the beginning of the 20th century. MLR is still used to estimate stellar masses for nearby stars, particularly for those that are not binary systems, hence the mass cannot be derived directly from the observations. It’s well known that the MLR has a statistical dispersion which cannot be explained exclusively due to the observational errors in luminosity (or mass). It is an intrinsic dispersion… CONTINUE READING

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