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Astronomy notes is an educational resource for introductory astronomy classes for undergraduates. This section discusses the properties of stars, such as apparent magnitude, absolute magnitude, luminosity, color, temperature, stellar velocities, compositions, and sizes.  Other topics included are descriptions of parallax,  redshift, blueshift, center of mass, and the HR diagram.
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- Stars
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© 2004 Nick Strobel
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HR diagram, absolute, apparent, blueshift, brightness, center of mass, compositions, flux, luminosity, magnitudes, parallax, redshift, temperature
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Metadata instance created December 4, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
August 16, 2005 by Marc Gagne
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