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absolute magnitude

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The intrinsic magnitude of a celestial body computed as if viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs, or 32.6 light-years.

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  • n. The intrinsic luminosity that a celestial body would have if viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs or 32.6 light years.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth

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