Bolometric magnitude takes into account all the radiation emitted by the star, whatever its wavelength. (There are even stars that shine entirely in the infrared, outside the band of visible light.) Because earth's atmosphere blocks some wavelengths, determining bolometric magnitudes is extremely difficult, and they have been found for only a few stars.
Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.
Copyright © 2000 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 8 March 2008.