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By Michael Inglis

I used to like day-dreaming approximately house whilst i used to be a child. This ebook makes me consider that feel of ask yourself and amazement back - and that i can comprehend such a lot of it! I spent an afternoon on the planetarium in manhattan, and that i felt like i'll bring my very own lecture to the viewers. And the easiest factor is - i purchased this for my son, and we percentage our curiosity in and awe for the universe.

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Y. and has a luminosity 104 times that of the Sun (see also Aldebaran). 7m M0 III +35 37 Sep-Oct-Nov Andromeda In this stellar class, the bands of titanium oxide are strengthening. This red giant star is suspected to be slightly variable, like so many other stars of the same type. In the field of view is the Galaxy NGC 404. 4m M1 I −26 26 Apr-May-Jun Scorpio This giant star, measuring 600 times the diameter of the Sun, has a glorious fiery red color, contrasting nicely with its fainter green companion.

AU +49 17 Nov-Dec-Jan Auriga This star has an incredible luminosity of over 11 000 L . It is an irregular variable star, the diameter of which is not known. y. distant. , this is a lovely double star—gold primary and blue secondary. The primary is a supergiant with a luminosity of over 4000 L . y. It is one of the famous eclipsing binary-type variable stars, with a period of just 20 years or over. The system consists of an O-type dwarf and an M-type supergiant; if placed at the center of the solar system, this giant star would extend to the orbit of Saturn!

2m M4 III −57 07 Feb-Mar-Apr Crux The top star of the Southern Cross, Gacrux is a giant star. A and B do not form a true binary since they are apparently moving in different directions. 6m M5 II +14 23 May-Jun-Jul Hercules A fine double-star system. The M5 semi-regular star is an orange supergiant, which contrasts with its companion, a blue-green giant. It must be pointed out that this double star can be resolved only with a telescope (not with binoculars), as the two stars are less than 5 apart.

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