Alpheratz star

Star Facts: Alpheratz

November 17, 2017 James Miller 0

Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae) is the brightest star in the constellation Andromeda with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.06, which also makes it the 54th brightest star in the night sky. While this binary system properly […]

Star Facts: Epsilon Pegasi

Star Facts: Epsilon Pegasi

November 16, 2017 James Miller 0

Enif (Epsilon Pegasi) is a massive, highly evolved orange giant, and the brightest star in the constellation Pegasus with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.4. It is also the 81st brightest star in the entire […]

Omega Centauri Stars
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects: Omega Centauri

November 7, 2017 James Miller 0

In the second century, Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) situated in the constellation of Centaurus was described by Ptolemy in his astronomical treatise called Almagest as “a star on a horse’s back”. By 1826, however, Scottish […]

UY Scuti
Astronomy Lists

10 Most Extreme Stars in the Universe

November 5, 2017 James Miller 0

Our Sun is often described as an “average yellow dwarf star”, but the truth of the matter is that there are no average stars. Stellar bodies come in a bewildering variety of masses, luminosities, radii, […]

M52 and Bubble Nebula
Deep-Sky Objects

Deep-Sky Objects in Cassiopeia

November 4, 2017 James Miller 0

Cassiopeia is the 25th largest of the 88 recognized constellations, taking up an area of 598 square degrees of the northern sky. The brightest star in the constellation is Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae), a magnitude 2.24 […]

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