absolute magnitude definition

  • noun:
    • The intrinsic magnitude of a celestial human body computed like seen from a distance of 10 parsecs, or 32.6 light-years.
    • The intrinsic luminosity that a celestial body might have if seen from a distance of 10 parsecs or 32.6 light-years.
    • (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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