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Zeta Aurigae

Zeta Aurigae (ζ Aur, ζ Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a binary star system in the northern constellation of Auriga. [1]

33 relations: Algol variable, Apparent magnitude, Auriga (constellation), B-type main-sequence star, Bayer designation, Binary star, Bright giant, Bright Star Catalogue, Capella, Catalogues of Fundamental Stars, Chi Aurigae, Chinese language, Constellation, Durchmusterung, Epsilon Aurigae, Eta Aurigae, Henry Draper Catalogue, Hipparcos, Iota Aurigae, Julian day, Net (Chinese constellation), Nu Aurigae, Orbital eccentricity, Orbital inclination, Orbital period, Orbital plane (astronomy), Parallax, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog, Stellar classification, Supergiant, Tau Aurigae, Upsilon Aurigae, 26 Aurigae.

Algol variable

Algol variables or Algol-type binaries are a class of eclipsing binary stars that are related to the prototype member of this class, β Persei (Beta Persei, Algol) from an evolutionary point of view.

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Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude (m) of a celestial object is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth, adjusted to the value it would have in the absence of the atmosphere.

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Auriga (constellation)

Auriga is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations.

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B-type main-sequence star

A B-type main-sequence star (B V) is a main-sequence (hydrogen-burning) star of spectral type B and luminosity class V. These stars have from 2 to 16 times the mass of the Sun and surface temperatures between 10,000 and 30,000 K. B-type stars are extremely luminous and blue.

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Bayer designation

A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name.

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Binary star

A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common center of mass.

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Bright giant

The luminosity class II in the Yerkes spectral classification is given to bright giants.

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Bright Star Catalogue

The Bright Star Catalogue, also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars or Yale Bright Star Catalogue, is a star catalogue that lists all stars of stellar magnitude 6.5 or brighter, which is roughly every star visible to the naked eye from Earth.

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Capella

Capella is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, the sixth brightest in the night sky and the third brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus and Vega.

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Catalogues of Fundamental Stars

The Catalogue of Fundamental Stars is a series of six astrometric catalogues of high precision positional data for a small selection of stars to define a celestial reference frame, which is a standard coordinate system for measuring positions of stars.

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Chi Aurigae

Chi Aurigae (χ Aur, χ Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a binary star in the northern constellation of Auriga.

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Chinese language

Chinese (汉语 / 漢語; Hànyǔ or 中文; Zhōngwén) is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

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Constellation

In modern astronomy, a constellation is a specific area of the celestial sphere as defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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Durchmusterung

In astronomy, Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung (BD), is the comprehensive astrometric star catalogue of the whole sky, compiled by the Bonn Observatory (Germany) from 1859 to 1903.

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Epsilon Aurigae

Epsilon Aurigae (ε Aur, ε Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the northern constellation of Auriga.

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Eta Aurigae

Eta Aurigae (η Aur, η Aurigae) is a star in the constellation Auriga.

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Henry Draper Catalogue

The Henry Draper Catalogue (HD) is an astronomical star catalogue published between 1918 and 1924, giving spectroscopic classifications for 225,300 stars; it was later expanded by the Henry Draper Extension (HDE), published between 1925 and 1936, which gave classifications for 46,850 more stars, and by the Henry Draper Extension Charts (HDEC), published from 1937 to 1949 in the form of charts, which gave classifications for 86,933 more stars.

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Hipparcos

Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.

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Iota Aurigae

Iota Aurigae (ι Aur, ι Aurigae) is a star in the northern constellation of Auriga.

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Julian day

Julian day is the continuous count of days since the beginning of the Julian Period used primarily by astronomers.

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Net (Chinese constellation)

The Net mansion is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations.

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Nu Aurigae

Nu Aurigae (ν Aur, ν Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the northern constellation of Auriga.

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Orbital eccentricity

The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle.

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Orbital inclination

Orbital inclination is the angle between a reference plane and the orbital plane or axis of direction of an object in orbit around another object.

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Orbital period

The orbital period is the time taken for a given object to make one complete orbit around another object.

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Orbital plane (astronomy)

The orbital plane of an object orbiting another is the geometrical plane in which the orbit lies.

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Parallax

Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog is an astrometric star catalogue.

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Stellar classification

In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.

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Supergiant

Supergiants are among the most massive and most luminous stars.

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Tau Aurigae

Tau Aurigae (τ Aur, τ Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the constellation Auriga.

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Upsilon Aurigae

Upsilon Aurigae (υ Aur, υ Aurigae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the northern constellation of Auriga.

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26 Aurigae

26 Aurigae is a star in the constellation Auriga.

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8 Aurigae, Azaleh, HD 32068, HIP 23453, HR 1612, Haedus, Haedus I, Hoedus I, SAO 39966, Saclateni, Sadatoni, Ζ Aurigae.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeta_Aurigae

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