Beta Tauri
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Beta Tauri is the second brightest star in the constellation Taurus, with an apparent magnitude of 1.68. Because it is on the boundary of Taurus and Auriga, it also has the redundant Bayer designation Gamma Aurigae, which today is rarely used. The star has the traditional name Elnath-a reference to "the butting" of the bull's horns. Elnath's absolute magnitude is -1.34, similar to another Taurean star, Maia in the Pleiadian star cluster. Like Maia, Elnath is a B class giant with a luminosity 700 times solar. However being approximately 130 light years distant compared to Maia's estimated 360 light years, Elnath ranks as the second brightest star in the constellation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 613818890X
  • 9786138188902