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1997A&A...325L..25L - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 325, L25-28 (1997/9-3)

The effect of rotation on the absolute visual magnitudes of OB stars measured with Hipparcos.

LAMERS H.J.G.L.M., HARZEVOORT J.M.A.G., SCHRIJVER H., HOOGERWERF R. and KUDRITZKI R.P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We derive the absolute visual magnitudes of 14 OB-stars of luminosity class III to V from the parallaxes measured by Hipparcos. The values of MV can differ by as much as 1.5mag from the MV-spectral type calibration. Slowly rotating stars, vsini<100km/s, are significantly fainter in MV than stars with vsini>100km/s of the same spectral type by about 1 magnitude. We discuss this effect and argue that it is due to the influence of rotation on the assignment of spectral types and luminosity class. Slowly rotating stars are also fainter than the standard MV-spectral type relation. This effect has important consequences on the distance determinations of stars and clusters from Mv and V.

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