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" The Water Bearer" Aquarius Major Stars In Aquarius Sadalemik Sadalsuud Sadachiba
Scat Sadaltager R aquari Sadalmelik is a G-type (yellow) supergiant. It is about 800 light years away from Earth and is 3000 times more brighter than the Sun. It also has an apparent magnitude of 2.950. Its name is also traced back from the Arabic phrase sa’d al-malik, which means “luck of the king.” Sadalsuud is the brightest star in the constellation Aqarius. It has an apparent magnitude of 2.91 and is approxametly 600 light years away from Earth. Sadalsuud also belongs to the supergiant class of stars and it's name traces back to the Arabic phrase s'ad l -suud. Skat is the third brightest star in Aquarius. It is postulated to be a member of the Ursa Major Moving Group (Collinder 285), an association of stars that includes the major stars of Ursa Major, which share common velocities and origin. The star has an magnitude of 3.269 and is roughly 160 light years distant(from Earth)and belongs to a blue - white class of stars . Sadachbia, Gamma Aquarii, has an apparent magnitude of 3.84 and is 158 light years away from Earth. Its name is formulated from the Arabic phrase sa’d al-axbiyah, which means “luck of the homes”. Sadachiba is a spectroscopic binary star with a period of 58.1 days. Sadaltager, or Zeta Aquarii, is a binary star, located at the centre of the water jar asterism which is depicted in the constellaation Aquarius. It has an apparent magnitude of 4.42 and is 103 light years distant. Its name comes from the Arabic phrase sa’d al-tajir, which means “luck of the merchant.” The luminated component, Zeta-2 Aquarii, is a yellow-white F-type main sequence dwarf, while Zeta-1 Aquarii, is a yellow-white F-type subgiant. Zeta-1 Aquarii has a visual magnitude of 4.59 and Zeta-2, of 4.42. 1. Sadalemik
2. Sadalsuud
3. Scat
4. Sadachiba
5. Sadaltager
6. R Aquari Yasin Turan 7M Nearby Constellations 1. Aquilla
2. Capricornus
3. Pegasus
4. Pices Location of Aquarius Aquarius is the 10th largest star, occupying an area of 980 square degrees. It is located in the 4th quadrant of the Southern Hemisphere. It can also be seen at latitudes of -65 and -90 degrees, from Feburary to March R Aquarii is notable for being a symbiotic star. It is a binary star, believed to consist of a white dwarf and a red giant that is a Mira-type variable star. The white dwarf’s gravitational pull draws in material from the red giant and sometimes ejects the surplus, which forms a nebula known as Cederblad 211, around the system. R Aquarii has an apparent magnitude of 7.69 and is approximately 600 light years distant. Reference www.http://www.constellation-guide.com/constellation-list/aquarius-constellation/ Interesting Facts 1. Aquarius if the 10th largest star

2. Aquarius is often thought of as the " God of the Nile"

3. Aquarius is one of the 48 stars catalouged by the Greek Astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century The Constellations by Chris Sasaki The Cambridge Guide To The Constellations : By Micheal E. Bakich
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