visual magnitude


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visual magnitude:

see magnitudemagnitude,
in astronomy, measure of the brightness of a star or other celestial object. The stars cataloged by Ptolemy (2d cent. A.D.), all visible with the unaided eye, were ranked on a brightness scale such that the brightest stars were of 1st magnitude and the dimmest stars
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visual magnitude

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visual magnitude

[′vizh·ə·wəl ′mag·nə‚tüd]
(astronomy)
A celestial body's magnitude as seen by the eye of the observer.
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It is also rather faint, with a visual magnitude of around +16, and has a small angular diameter with the ring being about 17".
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Second, the almost identical visual magnitude of the pair.

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