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standard candle

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A candela.

standard candle

n
(Units) a unit of luminous intensity; the candela: not in scientific usage because of possible confusion with a former unit (international candle). See also candela, international candle
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Noun1.standard candle - the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit - a measure of luminous intensity
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All Natural Waxes are easier to work with than traditional paraffin slabs, and are compatible with standard candle making equipment that is used in the market today.
Washington, Mar 25 ( ANI ): Less than 12 million light-years away, the Supernova 2014J in the nearby galaxy M82, which exploded on January 14, 2014, was the closest "standard candle" supernova in 42 years.
Continue dipping and straightening the candles until they are close to your desired thickness (the standard candle holder seems to be slightly smaller than 3/4").
This lead to the conclusion that the standard candle distance is correct but that there is an apparent acceleration in the expansion of the universe occurring in the range where the Type la supernovas were measured.
Available at Selfridges and various boutiques across the Midlands, a standard candle costs pounds 35.
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As well as the double glazing on his house in Brompton Road, he introduced the concept of a standard candle, the international unit for measuring illumination until this century.
I use this example: When one drives on the road at night and you see the streetlights or the lights of an oncoming car, you automatically think, "I know how bright a streetlight is when it's next to me," or how bright headlights are, so you make a mental calculation as you look at how dim the lights are; you say, "OK, it's far away," or "It's near." The word in astronomy is "standard candle," but I've always found that not to evoke the right image.
Candlepower is the luminous intensity of lamp or luminaire expressed in candles - a standard candle being the unit of luminous intensity.
"Resolving, for the first time, multiple images of a strongly lensed "standard candle" supernova is a major breakthrough.

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