An alternate explanation rather than from wikipedia is preferable.
Can a star's luminosity and its activity, solar flares and sunspots, be predicted? If so, with what accuracy & precision?
Given the magnitudes (in the i-band) of certain galaxies, I would like to calculate their stellar mass (in terms of solar masses). So far, I have calculated their absolute magnitudes and gotten to ...
Apparent magnitude is a rather complex way to determine the brightness of a star. Quoting the introduction text from the linked to Wikipedia page: The apparent magnitude (m) of a celestial body is ...