Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 80
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 80

June 17, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

M80 is a massive globular cluster located about 32,600 light years away in the constellation Scorpius, and as globular clusters go, it has been described as being the northern hemispheres’ equivalent of Omega Centauri (NGC […]

Messier 4
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Messier 4

June 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Messier 4 (NGC 6121) is a massive globular cluster in Scorpius that is found in the night sky close to M80, another globular cluster in the same constellation. M4 was discovered by Philippe Loys de […]

Star Facts: Eta Piscium
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Star Facts: Eta Piscium

June 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Eta Piscium, also known as KULLAT NUNU, is a white to yellow giant star located 294 light years from Earth in the zodiacal constellation of Pisces. At magnitude +3.26, it is the brightest star in […]

Sadalsuud Star
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Star Facts: Sadalsuud

June 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Despite its “beta” designation, the star Sadalsuud, also known as Beta Aquarii, is the most luminous star in the constellation Aquarius with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.78. Interestingly, Sadalsuud, and two other intermediate mass […]

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, […]

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