Astronomers have divided fixed stars into six different categories of size. After they calculated their distance from the earth, all of them being on the same plane of the heavens, they proceeded to observe the apparent and true diameter of each star, and from this they computed its magnitude.


Apparent Diameter Preceding Chapter Earth Earth Great Star True Diameter 
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  • Otto Von Guericke

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