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absolute magnitude

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The intrinsic brightness of a celestial body, measured in magnitudes, computed as if viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs, or 32.6 light years.

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

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  • noun (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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