Luminosity of a Star

Description

In astronomy, luminosity is the total amount of energy emitted by a star, galaxy, or other astronomical object per unit time. It is related to brightness, which is the luminosity of an object in a given spectral region.
It has been shown that the luminosity of a star (assuming the star is a black body, which is a good approximation) is also related to temperature and radius of the star by the equation shown.

Related formulas

Variables

LLuminosity (W)
πpi
Rradius of the star (m)
σStefan-Boltzmann constant
TTemperature of the star (K)