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color of stars and temperature

I recently got questioned on why stars are the color they are. I know the color of a star depends on its surface temperature where hotter stars produce more light towards the blue side of the spectrum ...
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Straightforward conversion from Gaia GDR3 photometry to RGB values

I'm a non-astronomer, but I'm working on a project for which I need to produce CGI renderings of as complete a starfield as I can find. The latest Gaia catalogue release has an impressive 1.5 billion ...
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How far can a star's visual colour deviate from black body radiation?

The primary driver of a star's colour is its temperature, by way of black-body radiation. Black body radiation restricts stellar colour to a narrow slice of the full RGB spectrum. However, all stars ...