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Term: Magnitude

A measure of brightness in astronomy on a logarithmic scale in which a difference of five magnitudes represents a difference of 100 times in brightness. In this scale the lower a magnitude, the brighter the object. The faintest magnitude reached by unaided eye is 6.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan