STUDY OF LUMINOSITIES OF LONG-PERIOD VARIABLES.
Final rept. 1 Oct 58-31 Dec 59,
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS
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A two-dimensional calssification was extended to more than 50 Mira variables. The need for some independent calibration of the classification in luminosity led to the study of the interstellar D-lines in the variables of high velocity. Individual absolute magnitudes are available for only 2 Mira variables X Oph and X Mon in the northern sky, but the agreement of their values with statistical means lends support to the conclusion that the majority of these stars have visual absolute magnitudes near -0.5 to -1.0 at maximum light. The classification suggests that there are a few of higher luminosity that could be termed supergiant variables. Work is reviewed on the absolute magnitude of the Mira variable X monocerotis. Author