Winter Hexagon

Castor

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castor star,alpha geminorum

Castor, Alpha Geminorum (α Gem), is a sextuple star system located in the constellation Gemini. It is composed of three binary pairs designated Castor A,… Read More »Castor

Pollux

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pollux star,beta geminorum,brightest star in gemini

Pollux, Beta Geminorum (β Gem), is an orange giant star located in the constellation Gemini. With an apparent magnitude of 1.14, it is the brightest… Read More »Pollux

Procyon

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procyon star,alpha canis minoris,brightest star in canis minor

Procyon, Alpha Canis Minoris (α CMi), is a binary star system with an apparent magnitude of 0.34, located at a distance of only 11.46 light… Read More »Procyon

Betelgeuse

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betelgeuse star,alpha orionis

Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis (α Ori), is a red supergiant star of the spectral type M1-2 located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter.  It has an… Read More »Betelgeuse

Sirius

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sirius star,alpha canis majoris,brightest star in the sky

Sirius, Alpha Canis Majoris (α CMa), is the brightest star in the night sky and one of the nearest star systems to Earth. It has… Read More »Sirius