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List of hottest known stars

This is a list of hottest known stars, arranged by decreasing temperature. The stars with temperatures higher than 60,000 K are included.

List

Star name Temperature
(K)
Mass (in solar masses) Luminosity (in solar luminosities) Spectral Type Distance from solar system (in light years) Ref.
WR 102 210,000 19 282,000 WO2 9,800 [1]
WR 142 200,000 20 245,000 WO2 4,000 [2]
LMC195-1 200,000 ~19 ~500,000 WO2 160,000 [3]
AB7 141,000 28 400,000 WN4 197,000
WR 2 141,000 WN2
WR 143 117,000 WC4
WR 46 112,000 25 630,000 WN3 13,000
HD 56925 112,000 16 280,000 WN4-s 14,000
AG Pegasi 100,000 0.6 3,700 WN6 3,100
EZ CMa 85,000 20 380,000 WN4 5,900
Theta Muscae 83,000 WC5 7,500
The stars of Lynx Arc 80,000 12,000,000,000
WR 45 78,000 WC6
WR 86 71,000 WC7
WR 136 70,800 15 260,000 WN6(h)-s 2,400
WR 19 70,000 WN4 [4]
WR 1 70,000 WN4b [5]
WR 134 63,100 19 400,000 WN6-s 6,000
Melnick 34 63,000 <190 4,900,000 WN5h:a 165,000
WR 149 60,000 WN5
Gamma Velorum 60,000 9 150,000 WC8 1,100
WR102f 60,000 200,000 WC8 26,000

See also


References

  1. ^ Sander, A.; Hamann, W. -R.; Todt, H. (2012). "The Galactic WC stars". Astronomy & Astrophysics 540: A144.  
  2. ^ Sokal, Kimberly R.; Skinner, Stephen L.; Zhekov, Svetozar A.; Güdel, Manuel; Schmutz, Werner (2010). "Chandra detects the rare oxygen-type Wolf–Rayet star WR 142 and OB stars in Berkeley 87". The Astrophysical Journal 715 (2): 1327–1337.  
  3. ^ Massey, Philip (2014). "A modern search for Wolf–Rayet stars in the Magellanic Clouds: First results". The Astrophysical Journal 788 (1): 83.  
  4. ^ Galactic Wolf Rayet Catalogue
  5. ^ Galactic Wolf Rayet Catalogue
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