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bolometric luminosity

(total luminosity of an object at all wavelengths)

Bolometric luminosity (LBol) is an astronomical body's total power output across all wavelengths. A bolometer is a device that measures incoming electromagnetic radiation at all wavelengths, and luminosity is the power output of an astronomical body.

Bolometric magnitude is a logarithmic measure of the same value.


Referenced by:
A-type star (A)
B-type star (B)
F-type star (F)
G-type star (G)
K-type star (K)
M-type star (M)
monochromatic luminosity
O5 spectral class (O5)
O-type star (O)
Wolf-Rayet star