colour–magnitude relation

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colour–magnitude relation

colour–magnitude relation

The colour–magnitude relation for galaxies in the Coma cluster

A universal ultraviolet–optical colour–colour–magnitude relation of galaxies*

The scatter in the near-infrared colour-magnitude relation in spiral galaxies

The colour-magnitude relation of early-type galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field

The colour-magnitude relation as a constraint on the formation of rich cluster galaxies

The elliptical galaxy colour–magnitude relation as a discriminant between the monolithic and merger paradigms

The bright end of the colour–magnitude relation of cluster galaxies

The colour–magnitude relation of elliptical and lenticular galaxies in the ESO Distant Cluster Survey

Curvature in the colour–magnitude relation but not in colour–σ: major dry mergers at M * > 2 × 1011 M⊙?

Mid-infrared colour gradients and the colour–magnitude relation in Virgo early-type galaxies

Spectral-based k-corrections and implications for the colour–magnitude relation of E/S0s and its evolution

The mid-infrared colour–magnitude relation of early-type galaxies in the Coma cluster as measured by Spitzer-IRS*

Dependence of the build-up of the colour–magnitude relation on cluster richness at z∼ 0.8

Shapley Optical Survey – II. The effect of environment on the colour–magnitude relation and galaxy colours*

The build-up of the colour–magnitude relation in galaxy clusters since z∼ 0.8

Chemical enrichment and the origin of the colour—magnitude relation of elliptical galaxies in a hierarchical merger model

Colour gradients and the colour–magnitude relation: different properties of brightest cluster galaxies and E/S0 galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey


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The correlation between colour index and absolute magnitude for stars on the lower main sequence; also known as colour–luminosity relation. If the absolute magnitudes of stars intrinsically fainter than the Sun are plotted against colour index, there appears a tight relationship which defines the main sequence. The slope of the relationship depends on the colour index used. If B − V is used for the colour then the relationship is much steeper than for V − I.

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