Star Color Temperature Table

Surface Temp. C Star Class Examples Rel. Brightness Appearance

30000

O

10 Lacertae 8,852,000 Color

25000

B

Rigel, Spica 1,750,000

20000

B

Sirius, Vega 553,000

15000

A

Canopus, Procyon 109,282

10000

G

Sun, Capella 6830

5000

K

Arcturus 175

2000

M

Aldebaran 55

1500

M

Betelgeuse 42

1400

M

Antares 31

1300

M

Mira 16

1100

N

  11

900

P

  7

700

L-dwarfs

  2.6

550

Brown

brown dwarfs 1

 

 

Bright line spectra

Continuous spectrum

Simplified continuous spectrum