Combined Stellar Magnitudes
- Combined Stellar Magnitudes
This is almost the same as the tool as Elongations except that a planetary radius must be supplied. The default is for
Ever wonder how bright a binary star composed of a first and a sixth magnitude star would be together. How about a cluster composed of 10000 twelve magnitude star? How bright are all the stars in the sky together? Here is a tool to calculate this for you. If you want to enter many stars of the same magnitude prefix the magnitude with the count and an asterisk (no blanks allowed). So 500*9 would mean 500 ninth magnitude stars. Separate each object with a space. The default is an approximation of all the stars in the sky at one time. Notice that they don't even match Venus at its brightest! the Earth in kilometers.
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