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Subject: How do you measure apparent magnitude?

Date: Mon Mar 16 12:10:05 1998
Posted by Ashok
Grade level: other
School: No school entered.
City: New delhi State/Province: delhi
Country: India
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 890071805.As

How would an amateur astronomer witha cheap telescope measure apparent magnitude? And real
A related question: Are mass-luminosity and distance-luminosity relations
theoretical relations predicted by theory or empirically observed relations.
If the latter, how accurate are they to calculate distances to faraway objects, say
in other galaxies?

Re: How do you measure apparent magnitude?

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