Glossary term: Magnitude
Description: In astronomy, magnitude refers to the measure of brightness of a celestial body, i.e. stars. Magnitude on its own has no units and measures the brightness of an object. A smaller number means that the object is brighter and a larger number means fainter. Magnitude is a logarithmic scale meaning that a star of magnitude zero is 100 times brighter than a star of magnitude 5.Related Terms:
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