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apparent magnitude

Definitions

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

  • n. See magnitude.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a numerical measure of the brightness of a star, planet etc.; a decrease of 1 unit represents an increase in the light received by a factor of 2.512

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as magnitude of a star, below.

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Examples

  • In this superb work, which placed its author on an equality with the most brilliant and illustrious astronomers, he defined and described 4015 of the nebulae and star-groups in the southern hemisphere, and 2995 of the double stars; besides entering into a variety of valuable particulars relative to Halley's comet, the solar spots, the satellites of Saturn, and the measurement of the apparent magnitude of stars.

    The Story of the Herschels

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