Pollux and Castor
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Star Facts: Castor

May 19, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Castor (Alpha Geminorum) is the “other” star that marks out the “heads” of the Heavenly Twins in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux (Beta Geminorum). Even though Castor is the least luminous of the […]

Acrux
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Star Facts: Acrux

May 2, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Acrux (Alpha Crucis) is the brightest star in the constellation Crux, the 13th most luminous star in the entire night sky, and also the southernmost of all first magnitude stars. However, Acrux is actually a […]

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 […]

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