Rupes Recta (the Straight Wall)
Observing

The Night Sky This Month: August 2017

July 27, 2017 James Miller 0

The Summer Triangle, whose brightest stars mark out the constellations of Cygnus, Aquila, and Lyra, continues to dominate the night sky in August, and in the northern hemisphere appears virtually overhead near midnight, with an […]

10 Interesting Facts about Red Dwarf Stars
Astronomy Lists

10 Interesting Facts about Red Dwarf Stars

July 22, 2017 James Miller 0

Unlike most other classes of stars that have clear and unambiguous classification standards, red dwarf stars fall into a wide variety of masses, luminosities, and spectra that have thus far eluded proper classification. In fact, […]

Star Facts: Albireo
Stars

Star Facts: Albireo

July 13, 2017 James Miller 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
Stars

Star Facts: Alnilam

July 12, 2017 James Miller 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
Stars

Star Facts: Alnitak

July 12, 2017 James Miller 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 […]

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