Brightest Star

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Apparent Magnitude - Table of Notable Celestial Objects
... Sun as seen from Sedna at aphelion –10 Comet Ikeya–Seki (1965) which was the brightest Kreutz Sungrazer of modern times –9.50 Maximum brightness of an Iridium (satellite) flare –7.50 ... Third-brightest star to the naked eye) –0.04 Fourth-brightest star to the naked eye Arcturus −0.01 Fourth-brightest individual star visible. 3 to 4 Faintest stars visible in an urban neighborhood with naked eye 3.44 The well known Andromeda Galaxy (M31) 4.38 Maximum brightness of Ganymede (moon of Jupiter and the ...
Capella (star)
... Aur, Alpha Aurigae, Alpha Aur) is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, the eleventh brightest star in the night sky and the third brightest star in the northern ... Although it appears to be a single star to the naked eye, it is actually a star system of four stars in two binary pairs ... The first pair consists of two bright, large type-G giant stars, both with a radius around 10 times the Sun's, in close orbit around each other ...
Semidetached Binaries - Examples
... The brightest member, which is the third brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, is actually a close binary itself ... the optical counterpart being a variable star ... Sirius is another binary and the brightest star in the night time sky, with a visual apparent magnitude of −1.46 ...
Historical Brightest Stars
... The Solar System and all of the visible stars are in different orbits about the core of the Milky Way galaxy ... relative positions change over time, and for the nearer stars this movement can be measured ... As a star moves toward or away from us, its apparent brightness changes ...
Epsilon Aurigae - Nature of The System - Visible Component
... pulsating post-asymptotic giant branch star belonging to the spectral class F0 ... This F-type star has around 135 times the diameter of the Sun, and is 40,000 to 60,000 times as luminous ... vary considerably in their estimates of both quantities.) If the star were in the position of the Sun, it would envelop Mercury and possibly Venus ...

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