What magnitude is a star’s brightness as seen from Earth?

A) Ample

B) Ambiguous

C) Absolute

D) Apparent

2 Answers

  • Brant
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    D) Apparent. Meaning the way it appears to us. Absolute is the magnitude as viewed from a set distance for all stars. Generally as it would be seen from ten parsecs.

  • 1 decade ago

    D) Apparent

    For example, the Sun has an apparent magnitude of -26.7 (very bright in the sky),

    and an absolute magnitude of +4.8 (visible, but not very bright).

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    I am curious to know what grade level these questions are? And what kind of course you are taking?

    Source(s): Magnitude of an Astronomical Object http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/universe/MAG....
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