absolute magnitude

  1. (astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth
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  • On the other hand, the temporal value of the unit which appears as the result of subjective rhythmization undergoes a progressive decrease in absolute magnitude as the rate of succession among the undifferentiated stimuli is accelerated. Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Containing Sixteen Experimental Investigations from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory.
  • Use the visual magnitudes and distances you found earlier to find the absolute magnitudes of these stars.
  • Their absolute magnitude is that of their appearance at 10 parsecs, or 32.6 light-years.
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