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Apparent Stellar Magnitude

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The graph shows the apparent stellar magnitude of an object as a function of the received intensity. (12216 bytes)

This graph shows the approximate relationship between the magnitude of a source, be it a star similar to the sun or a visible laser, as a function of the received intensity.   It also indicates the limiting seeing magnitude for the Palomar telescope and the HST.

 

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