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 […]

UY Scuti
Astronomy Lists

10 Most Extreme Stars in the Universe

November 5, 2017 James Miller 0

Our Sun is often described as an “average yellow dwarf star”, but the truth of the matter is that there are no average stars. Stellar bodies come in a bewildering variety of masses, luminosities, radii, […]

star types
Stars

List of Different Star Types

October 28, 2017 James Miller 0

While there are several star classification systems in use today, the Morgan–Keenan (MK) system is both the easiest to master, and the one that makes the most sense to amateur observers. Using the letters O, […]

Star Facts: Deneb Algedi
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Star Facts: Deneb Algedi

October 14, 2017 James Miller 0

Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni) is a binary system in the zodiac constellation Capricornus which has a combined apparent magnitude of +2.81, making it the brightest star in the constellation. Located about 39 light years away […]

Megrez in Ursa Major
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Star Facts: Megrez

September 7, 2017 James Miller 0

Megrez (Delta Ursae Majoris) is the least luminous of all the seven Dipper stars, with an apparent visual magnitude of +3.3. This blue-white main sequence dwarf star is located around 58.4 light years from Earth, […]

Alcor & Mizar
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Star Facts: Mizar and Alcor

September 7, 2017 James Miller 0

Mizar (Zeta Ursae Majoris) and Alcor (80 Ursae Majoris) form a true binary that can be seen without optical aid as a stellar pair in the handle of the Big Dipper asterism of Ursa Major. […]

Star Facts: Phecda
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Star Facts: Phecda

August 31, 2017 James Miller 0

Phecda (Gamma Ursae Majoris), the 6th brightest star in Ursa Major and 85th brightest star in the night sky, marks out the lower left corner of the Big Dipper’s bowl. Along with most of the […]

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