ultraviolet-bright star

ultraviolet-bright star

[¦əl·trə′vī·lət ′brīt ′stär]
(astronomy)
A star that is brighter than stars on the horizontal branch and bluer than stars on the giant branch.
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One set of instruments, known as ORFEUS (Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer), consists of two spectrometers and a 1-meter telescope designed to study emissions from ultraviolet-bright stars at high spectral resolution.