Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 141–148 | Cite as

A new calibration of Wesselink's correlation for the determination of stellar radii

  • Mario Marcocci
  • Italo Mazzitelli


By means of a new homogeneous set of data from 34 double-lined detached systems, we have recalibrated the colour-surface brightness correlation in the interval −0.3≤(B-V)o≤0.95. A comparison is made with Wesselink's calibration. We find that Wesselink's method can provide a good estimate of the stellar radii.


Stellar Radius 


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Marcocci
    • 1
  • Italo Mazzitelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio di Astrofisica Spaziale del CNRRomeItaly

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