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The Colors of the Stars

Author: David Malin
DOI: 10.1888/0333750888/5503
Published: December 2002

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The colors of the stars are real but not apparent. They are not seen by theunaided eye because stars are both intrinsically faint and at the same timeminute points of light, almost always observed by a more-or-less dark-adaptedeye. However, the colors of the stars are an important and quantifiableobservational property that is indicative of their surface temperature. This inturn is a function of a...

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