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Angular size vs. Steradian

  1. Jun 7, 2012 #1
    When we measure the angle that certain object subtends in the night sky,
    why do we commonly use angular size instead of steradian?
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2

    mathman

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    If the object is circular, it simplifies things.
     
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