Title

Stellar diameters and temperatures. IV. Predicting stellar angular diameters

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Abstract

The number of stellar angular diameter measurements has greatly increased over the past few years due to innovations and developments in the field of long baseline optical interferometry. We use a collection of high-precision angular diameter measurements for nearby, main-sequence stars to develop empirical relations that allow the prediction of stellar angular sizes as a function of observed photometric color. These relations are presented for a combination of 48 broadband color indices. We empirically show for the first time a dependence on metallicity of these relations using Johnson (B-V) and Sloan (g-r) colors. Our relations are capable of predicting diameters with a random error of less than 5% and represent the most robust and empirical determinations of stellar angular sizes to date. © 2014. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved..

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Astronomical Journal

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