Star Facts: Deneb Algedi
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Star Facts: Deneb Algedi

October 14, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni) is a binary system in the zodiac constellation Capricornus which has a combined apparent magnitude of +2.81, making it the brightest star in the constellation. Located about 39 light years away […]

Megrez in Ursa Major
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Star Facts: Megrez

September 7, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris) is the least luminous of all the seven Dipper stars, with an apparent visual magnitude of +3.3. This blue-white main sequence dwarf star is located around 58.4 light years from Earth, […]

Star Facts: Phecda
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Star Facts: Phecda

August 31, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris), the 6th brightest star in Ursa Major and 85th brightest star in the night sky, marks out the lower left corner of the Big Dipper’s bowl. Along with most of the […]

Star Facts: Merak
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Star Facts: Merak

August 31, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Merak (Beta Ursae Majoris) is the 5th brightest star in the Big Dipper asterism associated with the constellation Ursa Major, and the 80th most luminous star in the entire night sky. The star also serves […]

Alkaid (Eta Ursae Majoris)
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Star Facts: Alkaid

August 23, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Alkaid (Eta Ursae Majoris) is a prominent star in the handle of the Big Dipper, an asterism which forms just a small part of the overall constellation of Ursa Major. With an apparent magnitude of […]

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