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- 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
luminositythat a celestial bodywould have if viewed from a distance of 10 parsecsor 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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