Argelander's method

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

Definition of Argelander's method

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of argelander's method

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

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