Argelander's method

noun
Ar·​ge·​lan·​der's method | \ ˈärgəˌlandərz-, -län- \

Definition of Argelander's method

: a method of visual photometry that determines the magnitude of a star or the extent of changes in brightness of a variable star by comparisons with a sequence of neighboring stars of slightly different magnitudes

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History and Etymology for Argelander's method

after F. W. A. Argelander †1875 German astronomer

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“Argelander's method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Argelander%27s%20method. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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