Difference between Apparent and Absolute Magnitude?

Answer

The difference between absolute magnitude and apparent magnitude is that absolute magnitude is the brightness of a star at the measurement of 32.6 light years or 10 parsecs from earth. Absolute magnitude is also known as absolute visual magnitude. Apparent magnitude is the brightness of a star as seen by someone on earth and adjusted for the absence of the atmosphere.
Reference:
Q&A Related to "Difference between Apparent and Absolute Magnitude..."
Apparent magnitude. is the brightness of an object as seen from Earth without any atmosphere. Absolute magnitude. is the brightness of an object as seen from a predetermined distance
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_b...
Apparent magnitudes describe how bright stars appear
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-differe...
Apparent magnitute is how bright a star looks. Absolute magnitude is how bright it really is. The farther a star (or any light source) is, the dimmer it looks. There are methods of
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200911...
Magnitude is the quantified value of seismic energy produced during an earthquake. It is a specific value with no correlation to distance from epicenter. In other words, magnitude
http://www.ehow.com/info_10012413_difference-betwe...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com