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Stargazing Basics 2: Understanding Magnitudes

This video is produced by the Eyes on the Sky. It explores how to understand the magnitude scale, starting with visible stars in the naked eye range, going up in brightness to understand the relative brightness of bright planets such as Venus and Jupiter and then the full moon and sun, and then heading back down the magnitude scale (but UP in numbers—all explained!) to dimmer objects.

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