Aldebaran Star
Stars

Star Facts: Aldebaran

April 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, and the 14th most luminous star in the entire night sky. Although it is relatively close to Earth, the Pioneer 10 space probe currently […]

Lacerta Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Lacerta

April 11, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Lacerta (“the lizard”) is a small, faint constellation of the northern skies that was created by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. Its brightest star is Alpha Lacertae, a blue dwarf situated 102 light years […]

Fornax Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Fornax

April 11, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Fornax (“the furnace”) is an extremely faint southern sky constellation that was devised by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during the mid-18th century. The brightest star in this obscure constellation, Dalim, is a binary […]

Tucana Constellation
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Tucana

April 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Tucana is a small, dim constellation of the southern skies that is one of 12 created by Petrus Plancius in the late 16th-century, based upon the observations of Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick […]

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