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Magnitude (astronomy)

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In astronomy, magnitude is the logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object , measured in ... The brighter an object appears, the lower the value of its magnitude, with the brightest objects re...

Brightest Stars: Luminosity & Magnitude - Space.com

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Jun 19, 2013 ... The brightness of a star is measured several ways: how it appears from ... terms of apparent magnitude (how bright the star appears from Earth) and ... them by how bright they appear — the brightest stars were 'magnitude 1', ...

How do astronomers measure the brightness of stars? (Intermediate ...

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Jun 27, 2015 ... For instance, from Saturn, the Sun will not appear like the brilliant Sun of the Earth, but will look like a very bright star in the sky, which is simply ...

Lecture 7: Brightnesses of Stars

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Jan 7, 2006 ... ... independent of distance. Apparent Brightness of a star depends upon: distance : luminosity. Photometry & Stellar Magnitudes ... Apparent Brightness: Measures how bright the star appears to be as seen from a distance. ... As light rays emerge from a source, they spread out in area: inverse square-law.

Luminosity and Apparent Brightness | Astronomy 801: Planets, Stars ...

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Stars have a wide range of apparent brightness measured here on Earth. The variation in their ... Why do light sources appear fainter as a function of distance?

Magnitude Explained - the TriState Astronomers

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Absolute Magnitude, is a measurement of how bright the object actually is. ... Apparent Magnitude is how bright the object appears to us here on Earth. ... He classed stellar objects on how bright they appeared — the brightest were " magnitude 1", ... the very brightest star Sirius, so it had to receive a negative number, brig...

10.2 Luminosity and Apparent Brightness

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It is sometimes referred to as the star's absolute brightness. ... Figure 10.5 Luminosity Two stars A and B of different luminosities can appear equally bright to an ... same apparent brightness if (and only if) they lie at the same distance from Earth. ... Apparent magnitude measures a star's apparent brightness when seen at t...

The Stellar Magnitude System - Sky & Telescope

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Aug 1, 2006 ... Most ways of counting and measuring things work logically. ... They had already determined that a 1st-magnitude star shines with about 100 times ... Fifty-eight magnitudes of apparent brightness encompass the things that ... An object's absolute magnitude is simply how bright it would appear if placed at a ...

The Magnitude System | Astronomy 801: Planets, Stars, Galaxies ...

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If you notice, the magnitude system is therefore backwards–the brighter a star is, ... That is, the apparent magnitude of a star is its magnitude measured on Earth. ... magnitudes to classify stars based on how they would appear if they were all at ...

Stellar Properties

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The Earth's motion around the Sun every year produces a very small shift in ... Although the stars appear fixed in the sky, they are actually moving through space at ... The measure of the brightness of a star is, for historical and physiological ... Apparent magnitude is what we measure in the sky, absolute magnitude is the real ...

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How do we determine/measure brightness, distance, temperature, energy .... has the most negative value for a magnitude based upon how they appear in the sky. ... As the Earth goes around the Sun, the position of the nearby star appears to ...

Magnitude, a measure of brightness - Windows to the Universe

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Sep 11, 2008 ... The best telescopes on Earth can spot stars with magnitudes between 25 and 27. ... They call that brightness the star's absolute magnitude.

Magnitude System - Astronomy Notes

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Nov 2, 2010 ... The brightness of stars are specified with the magnitude system. ... They established that a difference of 5 magnitudes corresponds to a ... The apparent brightness of a star observed from the Earth is called the apparent magnitude. ... If you measure the apparent brightness, temperature, and distance of a ...