Star Facts: Canopus
Stars

Star Facts: Canopus

April 19, 2015 Peter Christoforou 0

Canopus (Alpha Carinae) located in the constellation Carina is a yellowish-white supergiant 313 light-years away, that is 65 times the size of our own sun. At -0.72 magnitude, it is also the second brightest star in […]

Auriga Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Auriga

April 18, 2015 Peter Christoforou 0

Auriga is a beautiful pentagonal constellation that is almost circumpolar, making it visible most of the year round from the northern hemisphere, but best seen during autumn and winter. “The Charioteer”, as it is also […]

Star Facts: Antares
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Star Facts: Antares

April 16, 2015 Peter Christoforou 0

Antares is a red supergiant star burning 10,000 times brighter than our own sun 550 light years away in the constellation of Scorpius. The star is the 16th brightest in the night sky, and can […]

Star Constellation Facts: Hercules
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Hercules

April 14, 2015 Peter Christoforou 0

Hercules is the 5th largest constellation, and contains 22 stars which span an impressive 1,225 square degrees of sky. Because the constellation contains no stars above third magnitude, it can be difficult to identify, although […]