List of hottest stars

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This is a list of hottest stars so far discovered (excluding degenerate stars), arranged by decreasing temperature. The stars with temperatures higher than 60,000 K are included.

List[edit]

Star name Effective Temperature
(K)
Mass (M) Luminosity (L) Spectral type Distance (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 WO2 160,000 [3]
BAT 99-123 170,000 17 160,000 WO3 [4]
WR 93b 160,000 17 200,000 WO3 [4]
IC 1613 DR1 150,000 20 480,000 WO3 [5]
LH41 1042 150,000 17 180,000 WO4 [4]
Sk188 150,000 WO4 [4]
WR 2 141,000 WN2
AB8 141,000 19 1,400,000 WO4 197,000
WR 30a 129,500 WO4 [6]
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
AB7 105,000 23 1,259,000 WN4 197,000 [7]
AG Pegasi 100,000 0.6 3,700 White dwarf 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 [8]
WR 1 70,000 WN4b [8]
WR 134 63,100 19 400,000 WN6-s 6,000
WR 149 60,000 WN5
WR102f 60,000 200,000 WC8 26,000

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References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b Galactic Wolf Rayet Catalogue