late-type star


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late-type star

[′lāt ‚tīp ‚stär]
(astrophysics)
A star with relatively low surface temperature, in spectral class K or M.
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Among the specific topics discussed are extreme coronal mass ejections in young low-mass stars, observations versus theory in low-mass eclipsing binaries, observations of late-type stars with the infrared spatial interferometer, the activity and rotation limit in the Hyades, and searching for ultra-cool objects at the limits of large-scale surveys.
All main-sequence stars of 1.5 solar masses or less -- the cool, late-type stars (F, G, K, and M) -- are thought to possess convection zones.
Although such ground-based data suffer from atmospheric blurring, taking them at near-infrared wavelengths optimized sensitivity to the light that would be expected from host galaxies made up mostly of late-type stars.
Marcy (University of California, Berkeley) obtained spectra of eight late-type stars with the 10-meter Keck.