Star Magnitudes

What are Star Magnitudes?

February 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

In astronomy, the magnitude of a star refers to its measure of brightness, and while absolute magnitude relates to the star’s intrinsic brightness, apparent magnitude, on the other hand, is a way of measuring how […]

Seasonal Asterims of the Night Sky
Star Constellations

Seasonal Asterisms of The Night Sky

September 3, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Astronomers are fond of organizing the stars into recognizable patterns in order to better navigate their way around the night sky. While the International Astronomical Union (IAU) recognizes 88 modern constellations depicting animals (42), inanimate […]

Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing
Astronomy Lists

Top 10 Desktop Apps For Stargazing

January 10, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

While computers and specialized software are not strictly required for stargazing at the amateur level, there is no doubt that the stargazing hobby can be greatly enhanced with the use of computers and user-friendly software. […]

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