Hamal (Alpha Arietis)
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Star Facts: Hamal

June 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Hamal (Alpha Arietis), the most luminous star in the zodiacal constellation Aries, is a red to orange giant located 65.8 light years from Earth that shines with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.00. This also […]

Star Facts: Rasalhague
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Star Facts: Rasalhague

June 10, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi) is a binary star with a combined apparent visual magnitude of +2.07, making it the brightest star in the constellation Ophiuchus, and the 59th brightest star in the entire night sky overall. […]

Kaus Australis
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Star Facts: Kaus Australis

June 6, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Epsilon Sagittarii, also known as Kaus Australis, has an apparent visual magnitude of +1.85, making it the most luminous star in the southern sky constellation of Sagittarius. Along with the stars Gamma Sagittarii, Delta Sagittarii, […]

Zubeneschamali
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Star Facts: Zubeneschamali

June 1, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Despite its “beta” designation, Beta Librae is the brightest star in the constellation Libra, with an apparent magnitude of +2.6. However, the debate about its true brightness dates back to antiquity; Eratosthenes (276-194 BC) was […]

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