Extinction

When estimating the brightness of a naked-eye variable, care must be taken to allow for atmospheric dimming. The closer a star is to the horizon, the more of its light will be lost. The following table gives the amount of dimming for various altitudes above the horizon. Above an altitude of 45 degrees, extinction can be neglected for all practical purposes.

Altitude degrees

Dimming in magnitudes

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