Star Facts: Albireo
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Star Facts: Albireo

July 13, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Albireo (Beta Cygni) is a beautiful double system in the constellation Cygnus that consists of a bright yellow star (Albireo Aa) and a slightly dimmer blue star companion (Albireo B) which together mark the beak […]

Alnilam Star
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Star Facts: Alnilam

July 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis) is a massive B-type blue supergiant star found in the Belt of Orion. With an average apparent visual magnitude of +1.69, it is the 4th brightest star in the constellation, the 29th […]

Altinak and the Flame and Horse Head Nebulae
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Star Facts: Alnitak

July 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Alnitak (Zeta Orionis) is a blue supergiant star in the Orion constellation, and forms part of the Hunter’s Belt along with the stars Alnilam and Mintaka. It is also the brightest O-type star in the […]

Saiph Star
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Star Facts: Saiph

July 7, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Saiph (Kappa Orionis) is the 6th most luminous star in the constellation Orion with an apparent magnitude of +2.09, which also makes it the 54th brightest star in the entire night sky. Interestingly, while Saiph […]

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