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Apparent magnitude and absolute magnitude.

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What are the two ways stars are classified?

Two ways are by temperature and brightness

What are the ways stars are classified?

Two ways are by temperature and brightness

Which two groups of stars can have similar brightness?

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The diffence in brightness between two stars is related to the?

Their distance away from you and their intrinsic luminosity.

What do you call two revolving stars of unequal brightness?

Two stars revolving around one another (around their center of mass, to be precise) are called a "binary star". There is no special name for the case that the brightness is unequal; this is actually the usual case.

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Two factors that affect a star's apparent brightness are: 1.) The distance between the Earth and the star 2.) The absolute magnitude (the actual brightness) of the star Hope that helps :P

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If two stars have the same apparent magnitude are they the same distance from Earth?

No. Brighter distant stars can have the same apparent magnitude as fainter stars that are closer.(Absolute magnitude does not refer to actual brightness, but rather to what the brightness of a star would likely be at an arbitrary distance of 10 parsecs, rather than its actual distance.)