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Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars: A Simple Formula

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An empirical formula for estimating the apparent and absolute magnitudes of stars in terms of the parameters radius, distance and temperature is proposed for the first time for the benefit of the students. This reproduces successfully not only the magnitudes of solo stars having spherical shape and uniform photosphere temperature but the corresponding Hertzsprung-Russell plot demonstrates the main sequence, giants, super-giants and white dwarf classification also.
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