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apparent magnitude

Line breaks: ap¦par|ent mag¦ni|tude

Definition of apparent magnitude in English:

noun

Astronomy
The magnitude of a celestial object as it is actually measured from the earth. Compare with absolute magnitude.
Example sentences
  • Having such a metric obviates a major analytic problem caused by discrete characters, which is that units of the same apparent magnitude are not necessarily equivalent.
  • That is, it would be 84,000 times as faint as Quaoar, making its apparent magnitude + 30.8.
  • Sol at - 26.74 apparent magnitude is the brightest star as seen from Earth.

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