Astrophysics (index)

Absolute Magnitude

(M)
(magnitude as seen from 10 parsecs)

Absolute Magnitude is a Magnitude-style (logarithmic) measurement of brightness indicating the magnitude as would be seen from 10 Parsecs (pc), adjusted for Atmosphere and Absorption. As generally with astronomical magnitude scales, the smaller the number, the brighter. Absolute magnitudes of some stars:


(measure,brightness,logarithmic,EMR,magnitude)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_magnitude

Referenced by:
A-Type Star (A)
Alpha Centauri
Arcturus
B-Type Star (B)
Bolometric Magnitude (Mbol)
Canopus
Cepheid Variable
Color-Color Diagram
Color-Magnitude Diagram (CMD)
Distance Modulus (u)
F-Type Star (F)
G-Type Star (G)
Giant Star
H-R Diagram (HRD)
Hypergiant
K-Type Star (K)
Magnitude
Main Sequence Fitting
M-Type Star (M)
O5 Spectral Class (O5)
O-Type Star (O)
Scholz's Star
Sirius
Spectroscopic Parallax
Standard Candle
Stellar Distance Determination
Stellar Luminosity Determination
Sun
Supergiant
Synthetic Photometry

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