Bright giant

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The luminosity class II in the Yerkes spectral classification is given to bright giants. These are stars which straddle the boundary between ordinary giants and supergiants, based on the appearance of their spectra.[1]

Example bright giants

Well known stars which are classified as bright giants include:

See also


  1. Abt, Helmut A. (1957). "Line Broadening in High-Luminosity Stars. I. Bright Giants". Astrophysical Journal 126: 503. Bibcode 1957ApJ...126..503A. doi:10.1086/146423.

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