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Magnitude systems in old star catalogues

@inproceedings{Physics2003MagnitudeSI,
  title={Magnitude systems in old star catalogues},
  author={Tomoko Fujiwara Hitoshi Yamaoka Department of Physics and Graduate School of Science and Kyoto Sangyo University Department of Physics and Faculty of Computer Science and Kyushu University},
  year={2003}
}
The current system of stellar magnitudes first introduced by Hipparchus was strictly defined by Norman Robert Pogson in 1856. He based his system on Ptolemy's star catalogue `Almagest', recorded in about 137 A.D., and defined the magnitude-intensity relationship on a logarithmic scale. Stellar magnitudes observed with the naked eye recorded in seven old star catalogues were analyzed in order to examine the visual magnitude systems. Despite that psychophysists have proposed that human's… 
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Magnitude systems in old star catalogues
The current system of stellar magnitudes first introduced by Hipparchus was strictly defined by Norman Robert Pogson in 1856. He based his system on Ptolemy's star catalogue `Almagest', recorded in