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# Absolute magnitude

the magnitude of a star as it would appear to a hypothetical observer at a distance of 10 parsecs or 32.6 light-years.
Historical Examples

These relations are, absolute magnitude of force, relation of force and of the different arms mutually, and nature of the country.
On War Carl von Clausewitz

The absolute magnitude of my misfortune only loomed upon me by degrees.
The O’Conors of Castle Conor Anthony Trollope

We conclude that the number of stars having an absolute magnitude brighter than 6m amounts to 8.
Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

Well, first one is struck with the absolute magnitude assigned to T.
The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

A fast reading with the photocell gave me the apparent magnitude and a comparison with its absolute magnitude showed its distance.
The Repairman Harry Harrison

Kemmerer does not, in general, assign an absolute magnitude for “trade,” but for 1890 he gives a figure.
The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

The absolute magnitude of this star is 11m.7 and it is, with the exception of one other, the very faintest star now known.
Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

When we say “absolute magnitude,” we do not mean a magnitude which stands out of all relations to other facts in the universe.
Social Value B. M. Anderson

The chaotic fringe plus manifesting kosmos constitute the absolute magnitude of the kosmos.
The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne

The corresponding magnitude will be called the absolute magnitude and is denoted by M.
Lectures on Stellar Statistics Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

noun
the apparent magnitude a given star would have if it were situated at a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light years) from the earth
absolute magnitude
See under at magnitude.

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