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Constellation of the Month January : Orion

Constellation of the Month January : Orion

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

Orion is truly magnificent. Two of its stars, Rigel and Betelgux, are of the first magnitude. Rigel is almost pure white, while Betelgeux is a glorious orange-red, and is a fine sight in binoculars. Betelgeux has a diameter of some 250,000,000 miles, so that it’s vast globe could contain the entire orbit of the Earth round the Sun. Star Visual...

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BBC STARGAZING LIVE 2013 (Public Event)

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

BBC STARGAZING LIVE 2013 (Public Event) We are hearing rumours that BBC Stargazing Live 2013 will once more take place in January. As part of any Stargazing Live programme of events, we plan to hold an event here at RAYGILL which is a DARK SKY SITE! For the past 2 years the format has been for the BBC to show 3 live television programmes (Presumably on 7,...

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Constellation of the month December : Taurus

Constellation of the month December : Taurus

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Constellation Of the Month | 0 comments

Taurus is easy to find. It’s chief star, Aldebaran is lined up with Orions belt, Amd is identifiable both because of it’s brightness and because of it’s strong reddish hue, which resembles that of Betelgeux. The constellation abounds in spectacular objects. Star Visual Magnitude Spectrum Absolute Magnitude Distance (Lt Years) Aldebaran 0.86...

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