Beta Crucis
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Star Facts: Mimosa

May 1, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Mimosa (Beta Crucis) is the second most luminous star in the Southern Cross asterism that defines the constellation Crux, and the 20th most luminous star in the entire night sky. It is also a spectroscopic […]

Fomalhaut
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Star Facts: Fomalhaut

April 29, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini) is the most luminous star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish), and the 18th brightest in the entire night sky. Like the star Vega, Fomalhaut emits an excess of infrared […]

Deneb Star
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Star Facts: Deneb

April 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Deneb (Alpha Cygni) is the most luminous star in the constellation Cygnus, and with an apparent magnitude of +1.25, it is the 19th most luminous star in the entire night sky. The star forms one […]

Hadar
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Star Facts: Hadar

April 27, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Hadar (Beta Centauri) is a triple star system whose combined visual magnitude of +0.61 makes it the second-most luminous star in constellation of Centaurus, and the 11th most luminous stars in the entire sky. It […]

Pollux
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Star Facts: Pollux

April 26, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Pollux is the brightest star in the constellation Gemini, and the 17th brightest in the entire night sky. However, contrary to convention, Pollux bears the designation Beta Geminorum, which by rights should apply to Castor […]

Regulus Star
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Star Facts: Regulus

April 19, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Regulus (Alpha Leonis), meaning “Prince” or “Little King” in Latin, is the brightest star in the constellation Leo, and the 21st brightest star in the entire sky. It is actually a four star system made […]

Altair Star
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Star Facts: Altair

April 18, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Altair (Alpha Aquilae) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, and the 12th most luminous in the entire night sky. Although the star has been in the human consciousness since ancient Babylonian and Sumerian […]

Aldebaran Star
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Star Facts: Aldebaran

April 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, and the 14th most luminous star in the entire night sky. Although it is relatively close to Earth, the Pioneer 10 space probe currently […]

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