[mesa-users] Color Magnitude Diagram

Michal Simon michal.simon at stonybrook.edu
Wed Apr 12 15:36:57 EDT 2017

I write to warn you about making C-M diagrams using MESA.  Because of the
complexities of stellar atmospheres doing so requires careful attention to the
emergent spectrum.  it is not a black body.  Also, given that, calculating
magnitudes requires careful specification of the filter set.  There are subtle
differences among the observatories.  MESA is great for Rphotosphere
(suitably defined), L and hence Teff.  But for magnitudes I use Baraffe
et al's (2015) work.  Mike Simon
Mike Simon

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 3:14 PM, Kenny Van <kvan at ualberta.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if it was possible to create a color magnitude diagram in
> MESA. I know there is a color directory within MESA but I'm not sure how it
> works or how to go about setting up the appropriate inlist or history file
> to produce the values to be used.
> Thanks
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