Star Facts: Alphard
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Star Facts: Alphard

May 12, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Alphard (Alpha Hydrae) has an apparent visual magnitude of +2.0, making it the brightest star in Hydra, the largest of the 88 recognized constellations. Alphard is at the midway point to becoming a bright giant […]

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Star Facts: Caph

February 16, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Caph (Beta Cassiopeiae) is a yellow-white Delta Scuti-class variable, F2-type giant star in the constellation Cassiopeia, with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.27. Along with the stars Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae) and Algenib (Gamma Pegasi), Caph […]

Gamma Cassiopeia
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Star Facts: Gamma Cassiopeia

February 16, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Unlike most other prominent naked-eye stars, the star Gamma Cassiopeiae does not have a traditional Latin or Arabic name, which is strange considering that the star is relatively bright with a mean apparent magnitude of […]

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Star Facts: Schedar

February 16, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae) is a second magnitude star in the constellation Cassiopeia which despite its “Alpha” designation appears to be marginally dimmer than Beta Cassiopeiae (Caph), depending upon which frequency is used to measure Schedar’s […]

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Star Facts: Algol

January 29, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Algol (Beta Persei), known informally as the Demon Star, is a triple star system in which the components are designated Beta Persei Aa1, Aa2, and Ab, respectively. The Algol system is not only the first, […]

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Star Facts: Mirfak

January 29, 2018 Peter Christoforou 0

Mirfak (Alpha Persei) is a yellow supergiant located about 510 light years away in the constellation of Perseus that is about sixty times bigger than our sun. It is the most luminous star in the […]

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Star Facts: Alpheratz

November 17, 2017 Peter Christoforou 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
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Star Facts: Epsilon Pegasi

November 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 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 […]

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