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Photometric parallax method

Index Photometric parallax method

The photometric parallax method is a method of data analysis used in astronomy that uses the colours and apparent brightnesses of stars to infer their distances. [1]

8 relations: Absolute magnitude, Astronomy, Distance modulus, Dynamical parallax, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Spectroscopic parallax, Stellar parallax, Virgo Stellar Stream.

Absolute magnitude

Absolute magnitude is a measure of the luminosity of a celestial object, on a logarithmic astronomical magnitude scale.

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Astronomy

Astronomy (from ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena.

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Distance modulus

The distance modulus is a way of expressing distances that is often used in astronomy.

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Dynamical parallax

In astronomy, the distance to a visual binary star may be estimated from the masses of its two components, the size of their orbit, and the period of their orbit about one another.

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Sloan Digital Sky Survey

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey or SDSS is a major multi-spectral imaging and spectroscopic redshift survey using a dedicated 2.5-m wide-angle optical telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, United States.

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Spectroscopic parallax

Spectroscopic parallax is an astronomical method for measuring the distances to stars.

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Stellar parallax

Stellar parallax is the apparent shift of position of any nearby star (or other object) against the background of distant objects.

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Virgo Stellar Stream

The Virgo Stellar Stream, also known as Virgo Overdensity, is the proposed name for a stellar stream in the constellation of Virgo which was discovered in 2005.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photometric_parallax_method

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