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published by the Sky Publishing Corporation
written by Alan MacRobert
This article outlines the discovery of spectra and stellar spectral classifications.  Included are mnemonics of the spectral sequence, what spectra lines can tell astronomers about a star, how temperature and luminosity relate to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, and luminosity classifications for stars.
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Astronomy
- Stars
= Spectral Types
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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Keywords:
H-R diagrams, Spectroscopy, absolute magnitude, apparent magnitude, elements of stars, luminosity, spectra
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Metadata instance created December 1, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
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August 16, 2005 by Marc Gagne
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A. MacRobert, (Sky Publishing Corporation, Cambridge, 2003), WWW Document, (http://skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/article_560_1.asp).
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A. MacRobert, The Spectral Types of Stars, (Sky Publishing Corporation, Cambridge, 2003), <http://skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/article_560_1.asp>.
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MacRobert, A. (2003). The Spectral Types of Stars. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from Sky Publishing Corporation: http://skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/article_560_1.asp
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MacRobert, Alan. The Spectral Types of Stars. Cambridge: Sky Publishing Corporation, 2003. http://skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/article_560_1.asp (accessed 10 April 2021).
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MacRobert, Alan. The Spectral Types of Stars. Cambridge: Sky Publishing Corporation, 2003. 10 Apr. 2021 <http://skyandtelescope.com/howto/basics/article_560_1.asp>.
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