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mag·ni·tude

(mag'ni-tūd),
Size or extent.
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The comet was then about visual magnitude 6, having brightened one full magnitude in the eighteen days since Plate 1 was taken.
NASA said during the close Mars approach the comet will likely achieve a total visual magnitude of zero or brighter, as seen from Mars-based assets.
Sirius, the brightest star, shines at visual magnitude -1.
Preliminary background research into bright, short-period variable stars indicated a discrepancy in the period of the visual magnitude of the delta-Scuti star SZ Lyn.
Another brick in the wall THINK Floyd are now in their sixth year of presenting an extraordinary tribute to Pink Floyd, managing to faithfully re-create the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical genius of one of the world's most legendary rock phenomena.

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