main sequence star


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main sequence star

[′mān ¦sē·kwəns ′stär]
(astronomy)
Any of those stars in the smooth curve termed the main sequence in a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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The light output from normal main sequence stars approximately follows a black body spectral distribution.
General relativity tells us that a main sequence star will, in terms of its mass, form a dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.
If the heavy ions, as currently believed, are produced during supernova explosions when stars runs out of their fuel supplies and start to end their lives, then quasars with heavy elements should be much elder than the main sequence stars and normal galaxies.
The only exceptions are 2,11, and 12 Lyncis and HD 48766, all A- or F-type main sequence stars.
The set included white dwarfs, red dwarfs, main sequence stars, giant stars, Wolf-Rayet stars, carbon stars, etc.
It may give us an idea about how many main sequence stars, how many red giants, or white dwarf stars are there on average.
8244 c/d, which is within the characteristic range for g-mode pulsation of hotter main sequence stars.
That yellow star is actually two foreground main sequence stars, but they're too close to split with handheld binoculars.
Proportion of main sequence stars Spectral type Colour Proportion (%) O Blue 0.