apparent magnitude


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apparent magnitude

n.

apparent magnitude

n
(Astronomy) another name for magnitude4
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At his decease, there is only a vacancy, and a momentary eddy,--very small, as compared with the apparent magnitude of the ingurgitated object,--and a bubble or two, ascending out of the black depth and bursting at the surface.
Weather permitting, the glint could have an apparent magnitude of -8.
We suggest that the partially drawn object is HB9 since it would be irregular and that the second bright object is Moon since the apparent magnitude of HB9 is closer to that of the Moon," Joglekar said.
Among globular clusters, the brightest stars have about the same luminosity, but their apparent magnitude largely depends on distance.
Among those profiled areAaAaAeAeAaAeAeA Annie Jump Cannon, who created the Har Classification Scheme that organizes stars by their apparent magnitude and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.
Koichi Itagaki, Japan, discovered an apparent magnitude 6.
The distance modulus [mu] = m - M is the difference between the apparent magnitude m and the absolute magnitude M.
A star is classified as variable if its apparent magnitude as seen from Earth changes over time, whether the changes are due to variations in the star's actual luminosity, or to variations in the amount of the star's light that is blocked from reaching Earth.
The brighter the object, the smaller the apparent magnitude.
The reader is cautioned to rely on the results of the statistical tests rather than on the apparent magnitude of the difference between groups" (NCES, 2008).
The brighter a star's apparent magnitude is, the lower its measurement number.
The reason is that the light of a star cluster, nebula, or galaxy usually is spread out, diluting it relative to a pointlike star of the same apparent magnitude.