Masses and luminosities of O- and B-type stars and red supergiants

@article{Hohle2010MassesAL,
  title={Masses and luminosities of O- and B-type stars and red supergiants},
  author={Markus Matthias Hohle and Ralph Neuhaeuser and Bernard F. Schutz},
  journal={Astronomische Nachrichten},
  year={2010},
  volume={331},
  pages={349-360}
}
Massive stars are of interest as progenitors of supernovae, i.e. neutron stars and black holes, which can be sources of gravitational waves. Recent population synthesis models can predict neutron star and gravitational wave observations but deal with a fixed supernova rate or an assumed initial mass function for the population of massive stars. Here we investigate those massive stars, which are supernova progenitors, i.e. with O- and early B-type stars, and also all supergiants within 3 kpc. We… 
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