absolute magnitude

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(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32

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Since WEBDA provides the distance modulus [mu] and the colour excess or reddening E(B-V) for each cluster, it is possible to generate HRDs for each cluster by calculating the absolute visual magnitude Mv and the intrinsic colour index [(B-V).
In visible light, the distance implies that the object peaked at a luminosity of 2 [yen] 1016 Suns, or absolute visual magnitude -36.