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Black Neutron Star Discovered by LIGO

July 11, 2020 James Miller 0

Astronomy is very much a work in progress and our understanding of it is still lacking. Several topics in astronomy are well understood, others are approximated by complex models and simulations. Up to very recently […]

Star Facts: Alphard
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Star Facts: Alphard

May 12, 2018 James Miller 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 James Miller 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 […]

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Star Facts: Gamma Cassiopeia

February 16, 2018 James Miller 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 James Miller 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 James Miller 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 James Miller 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: the Sun (Sol)

November 21, 2017 James Miller 0

The Sun really does not need an introduction, except to say that it is not yellow, but pure white, and that it is not an average star. In fact, there are no average stars, as […]

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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
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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 […]

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