Star Facts: Albireo
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Star Facts: Albireo

July 13, 2017 Peter Christoforou 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
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Star Facts: Alnilam

July 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 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
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Star Facts: Alnitak

July 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 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 […]

Saiph Star
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Star Facts: Saiph

July 7, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Saiph (Kappa Orionis) is the 6th most luminous star in the constellation Orion with an apparent magnitude of +2.09, which also makes it the 54th brightest star in the entire night sky. Interestingly, while Saiph […]

Star Facts: Mintaka
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Star Facts: Mintaka

July 3, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Mintaka (Delta Orionis), a white-blue star situated 1,200 light years away in the “belt” of the famous constellation Orion, is located so close to the celestial equator that its rising and setting follows an almost […]

Star Facts: Alioth
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Star Facts: Alioth

July 2, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris), despite its “epsilon” tag, is the most luminous star in Ursa Major but only just since at magnitude +1.76 it is a mere 2% brighter than the star Dubhe, the second […]

Dubhe in Ursa Major
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Star Facts: Dubhe

June 25, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Despite its “alpha” designation, the orange giant star Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris) with an apparent magnitude of +1.79 is the second-most luminous star in the constellation Ursa Major. It is also the 36th most luminous […]

Beta Cancri
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Star Facts: Al Tarf

June 23, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Despite its “beta” designation the giant star Al Tarf (Beta Cancri) is the most luminous star in the zodiacal constellation of Cancer, although with an apparent magnitude of just +3.5 it is still a challenging […]

Star Facts: Eta Piscium
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Star Facts: Eta Piscium

June 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Eta Piscium, also known as KULLAT NUNU, is a white to yellow giant star located 294 light years from Earth in the zodiacal constellation of Pisces. At magnitude +3.26, it is the brightest star in […]

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