Caph
Stars

Star Facts: Caph

February 16, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Caph (Beta Cassiopeiae) is a yellow-white Delta Scuti-class variable, F2-type giant star in the constellation Cassiopeia, with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.27. Along with the stars Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae) and Algenib (Gamma Pegasi), Caph […]

Gamma Cassiopeia
Stars

Star Facts: Gamma Cassiopeia

February 16, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Unlike most other prominent naked-eye stars, the star Gamma Cassiopeiae does not have a traditional Latin or Arabic name, which is strange considering that the star is relatively bright with a mean apparent magnitude of […]

Schedar
Stars

Star Facts: Schedar

February 16, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae) is a second magnitude star in the constellation Cassiopeia which despite its “Alpha” designation appears to be marginally dimmer than Beta Cassiopeiae (Caph), depending upon which frequency is used to measure Schedar’s […]

Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris
Solar System

Dwarf Planet Facts: Eris

February 1, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

The dwarf planet designated 136199 Eris is named after the Greek goddess of strife, while its satellite, designated Dysnomia, is named after the goddess of lawlessness, who incidentally was Eris’ daughter. Eris is the most […]

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