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The magnitude of a celestial object as it is actually measured from the earth.Compare with absolute magnitude
brightness, brilliance, radiance, luminosityView synonyms
- ‘Sol at - 26.74 apparent magnitude is the brightest star as seen from Earth.’
- ‘The resulting complete image with a million pixels would be as bright as the full Moon at apparent magnitude - 12.5.’
- ‘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.’
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