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Sirius

(Alpha Canis Majoris)
(brightest star in the sky)

Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) is the brightest star in the sky. It is a binary star, Sirius A being an A1V-type star of absolute magnitude 1.42 and Sirius B, a DA2-type star with absolute magnitude 8.30. They orbit in about 50 years.

Characteristics (Sirius A):


(star,bright star,nearby star,binary star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~02.6pc8.6lySirius
Coordinates:Sirius
J064508.91728-164258.0171

Referenced by:
absolute magnitude (M)
Am star
apparent magnitude (m)
binary star
magnitude
Vega

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