Magnitude (re: top 51)

Jeffrey C. Hunt (
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 10:16:01 -0400 (EDT)

This is not directed specifically to Ed alone, but how do you determine
the magnitude value of a sat to the the tenth value?  Do you use a
reference star, a light measuring device (photometer)?  I feel I would 
be lucky if I estimate the brightness +/-1.  An inquiring mind wants to
know (and it will provide some useful info for the FAQ:-).
Jeff Hunt <>