Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In astronomy, a curve on the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram that shows the predicted locations of stars of various masses at a specified time, assuming they were all born simultaneously. By fitting isochrones to observed HR diagrams of star clusters it is possible to estimate the age of the cluster.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.