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The apparent magnitudes of some objects are below.
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The Sun				-26.8
Planet Venus			-4
Jupiter - at it's brightest		-2.9
The brightest star - Sirius		-1.4
Orion Nebula			4
Andromeda Galaxy			8
NGC 5128/Centaurus A - Radio Galaxy	11
Comet Hale-Bopp - beyond Jupiter now	15
Comet Hale-Bopp - at it's brightest	2
As you can see, the very bright objects will go into the negitives. The brightness difference between each magnitude is a mutiple of 2.512.
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