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Astronomy & Telescopes Glossary - V

Visual binary star - A binary star pair that are far enough apart to be visible as separate objects.

Visual limiting magnitude - The magnitude of the dimmest star that you can see overhead.

Visual magnitude - A measure of the brightness of an object as seen from Earth. The lower the number, the brighter the object. Negative numbers indicate extreme brightness.




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