Thus he looks down, as it were, upon the heaviest seas, and this greatly diminishes their apparent magnitude and elevation.
The comet of 1652, so carefully observed by Hevelius, almost equaled the moon in apparent magnitude.
The inward grace required must not be measured by the apparent magnitude of the burden, but the strength of the sustainer.
Its distance then can be determined by contrasting its actual candle power with the apparent magnitude as seen from the earth.
A fast reading with the photocell gave me the apparent magnitude and a comparison with its absolute magnitude showed its distance.
The apparent magnitude of its nucleus was three times greater than that of Jupiter.
The apparent magnitude of an object depends upon the angle which it subtends to the eye of the observer.
The sun on this scale of comparative brightness is of the -26.7 apparent magnitude.
All stars having an apparent magnitude brighter than 4m are directly drawn.
There are in all, in the sky, 20 stars having an apparent magnitude brighter than 1m.5.
|apparent magnitude |
See under magnitude.