Star Facts: Spica
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Star Facts: Spica

May 12, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Spica (Alpha Virginis) is a blue-white giant star located around 260 light years away in the constellation of Virgo. This 1st magnitude star is the 15th brightest in the entire night sky, and derives its […]

Star Constellations & Brightest Stars
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Star Constellations & Brightest Stars

March 20, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

The night sky’s twenty-two brightest 1st magnitude stars are shown above, while the following table provides information on the 88 recognized constellations, together with details on their location, size, and brightest star.

Star Facts: Bellatrix
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Star Facts: Bellatrix

March 15, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Bellatrix (“female warrior”) is a bluish-white giant star located 250 light years away in the constellation of Orion, where it marks the giant’s western “shoulder”. It is the 3rd brightest star in Orion, with an […]

Star Facts: Achernar
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Star Facts: Achernar

March 8, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Achernar (Alpha Eridani) is the most luminous star in the constellation Eridanus, marking the southern termination of the River, and is the 9th most luminous star in the entire night sky. Being a hot, blue […]

Star Facts: Vega
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Star Facts: Vega

March 3, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Vega (Alpha Lyrae) is a beautiful bluish-white star located 25 light-years away in the constellation of Lyra. In addition to being the fifth brightest star in the night sky, it has other claims to fame, […]

Star Facts: Capella
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Star Facts: Capella

February 26, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Capella is a yellow star located in the constellation of Auriga, and is also the sixth most luminous star in the whole night sky. Meaning “small female goat” in Latin, Capella may appear as a […]

Star Facts: Procyon
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Star Facts: Procyon

February 16, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Procyon is the most luminous star in the constellation Canis Minor, and the 8th most luminous star in the entire night sky. The star may appear yellowish-white, but Procyon is in fact a binary system […]

Star Facts: Rigel
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Star Facts: Rigel

February 9, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Orion is the most-easily recognized constellation in the sky, which is no doubt due to its distinctive configuration, and the fact its constituent stars are very luminous. In fact, it includes two of the brightest […]

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Star Facts: Arcturus

February 8, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Arcturus is an orange giant star located 37 light years away in the Boötes constellation, with its apparent magnitude of -0.05 making it the 4th brightest star in the night sky. Its name, meaning “Guardian […]

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