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 […]

Sadalsuud Star
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Star Facts: Sadalsuud

June 16, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Despite its “beta” designation, the star Sadalsuud, also known as Beta Aquarii, is the most luminous star in the constellation Aquarius with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.78. Interestingly, Sadalsuud, and two other intermediate mass […]

Hamal (Alpha Arietis)
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Star Facts: Hamal

June 12, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Hamal (Alpha Arietis), the most luminous star in the zodiacal constellation Aries, is a red to orange giant located 65.8 light years from Earth that shines with an apparent visual magnitude of +2.00. This also […]

Star Facts: Rasalhague
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Star Facts: Rasalhague

June 10, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi) is a binary star with a combined apparent visual magnitude of +2.07, making it the brightest star in the constellation Ophiuchus, and the 59th brightest star in the entire night sky overall. […]

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