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Unformatted text preview: Earth or to find the spectral type of the star. During this lab, there may have been several very large sources of error. The lab is based solely on the skill of each measurer of the magnitude. The way the measurements were taken was by comparison with other stars. Because it was the first time I had every measured a star’s magnitude, there is a very good possibility that there is a lot of error in the measurements. Another source of error might be that the other tool used to calculate magnitude, luminosity, and other values were graphs. These graphs had large gaps between values on the axis. Using these graphs only allow for estimations of certain values which implies error....
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- Fall '08
- Astronomy, absolute magnitude, Parker R. Watson, Adam Trotter, Adam Trotter Astronomy