Fomalhaut
Stars

Star Facts: Fomalhaut

April 29, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini) is the most luminous star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish), and the 18th brightest in the entire night sky. Like the star Vega, Fomalhaut emits an excess of infrared […]

Deneb Star
Stars

Star Facts: Deneb

April 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Deneb (Alpha Cygni) is the most luminous star in the constellation Cygnus, and with an apparent magnitude of +1.25, it is the 19th most luminous star in the entire night sky. The star forms one […]

Hadar
Stars

Star Facts: Hadar

April 27, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Hadar (Beta Centauri) is a triple star system whose combined visual magnitude of +0.61 makes it the second-most luminous star in constellation of Centaurus, and the 11th most luminous stars in the entire sky. It […]

Pollux
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Star Facts: Pollux

April 26, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Pollux is the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, and the 17th brightest in the entire night sky. However, contrary to convention, Pollux bears the designation Beta Geminorum, which by rights should apply to Castor […]

Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Corona Australis

April 24, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Corona Australis (“the southern crown”) is the southern sky’s counterpart to Corona Borealis (“the northern crown”), and despite being rather small and faint, it is nonetheless a rather beautiful constellation on account of its distinctive […]

Sextant Constellation Stars
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Sextans

April 23, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Sextans (“the Sextant”) is an extremely faint southern hemisphere constellation that was created by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. It is found close to the celestial equator, with its brightest star, Alpha Sextantis, […]

Chamaeleon Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Chamaeleon

April 22, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Chamaeleon (“the chameleon”) is a small, dim southern constellation that like its namesake is difficult to find. It was devised by astronomer Petrus Plancius based upon the observations of Dutch navigators, with its brightest star, […]

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