• Stellar Magnitude

     

     

    ·         The Stellar Magnitude System

     

     

    Sky and Telescope: The Essential Magazine of Astronomy
    This article provides a background into the stellar magnitude scale created by Greek astronomers and the development of a more precise scale over time.

     

     

    ·         Magnitude System

     

     

    Astronomy Notes, by Nick Strobel
    This site again provides a description of how the stellar magnitude scale was derived, giving a good explanation for where the specific numbers come from.  Remember that you are only interested in apparent magnitude for this assignment.

     

     

     

    ·         Star Magnitudes

     

     

    Stargazing Network

     

     

    Here you will find a table showing the relationship between the stellar magnitudes and the logarithmic scale.  It also describes the relationship between stars of different magnitudes