By Jean Meeus

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Do not be surprised if you see a different color from that mentioned. 6m 28,000/26,000 K −63° 06′ White Feb-Mar-Apr Crux Acrux is a multiple star system, but only its brightest members are seen as a double star, with components about 4″ apart. 9 for α2. The colors of the stars are white and blue-white, respectively. An interesting aside is that in 2008, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft managed to resolved three of the components (A, B and C) of the system as it was occulted by Saturn's disk. 0m 11,000 K −09° 23′ Green!

We can achieve this quite easily by using the Sun as a reference. First, let’s rearrange the formula thus: L = 4 d 2b L = 4π d 2 b Now let’s take the ratio of the two formulas: (L= 4 π d2b)/ (L = 4 π d 2 b ) which gives us: L/L = (d/d )2 b/b Therefore, all we need to know to determine a star’s luminosity is how far away it is compared with the Earth-Sun distance, given as d /d , and how bright it is compared with that of the Sun, given as b/b . Example: Let Star 1 be at half the distance of Star 2 and appear twice as bright.

Bessel in 1838 using stellar parallax. 65 l. y. 279″ September Andromeda This is half of a noted red dwarf binary systems with the primary star itself a spectroscopic double star. Also known as Groombridge 34 A, it is located about 1/4° north of 26 Andromedae. 73 l. y. 305″ September Pisces Austrinus This is a red dwarf star, with the fourth-fastest proper motion of any known star traversing a distance of nearly 7 arc seconds a year, and thus would take about 1,000 years to cover the angular distance of the full Moon, which is 1/2°.

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