Describe The Apparent Magnitude Of Stars In The Sky

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A constellation is simply a recognisable patterned formed by stars in the sky. There are different names dedicated to the different stars in a constellation. The brightest of them all is the Alpha star, the next brightest is the Beta star. The magnitude or brightness of the stars is determined by its mass and depends of the amount of energy it radiates. Stars also appear brighter the closer they are to Earth. The apparent magnitude of a star is its measure of brightness viewed from Earth. The scale goes from -10 (very bright) to +10 (very dim). The absolute Magnitude of a star is its actual brightness (measured from a set distance). The absolute magnitude of a massive star such as Rigel is -6.8 (bright), but it has an apparent magnitude of
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