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 […]

Star Facts: Canopus
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Star Facts: Canopus

April 19, 2015 Peter Christoforou 0

Canopus (Alpha Carinae) located in the constellation Carina is a yellowish-white supergiant 313 light-years away, that is 65 times the size of our own sun. At -0.72 magnitude, it is also the second brightest star in […]

Star Facts: Antares
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Star Facts: Antares

April 16, 2015 Peter Christoforou 0

Antares is a red supergiant star burning 10,000 times brighter than our own sun 550 light years away in the constellation of Scorpius. The star is the 16th brightest in the night sky, and can […]

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