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AU Microscopii

AU Microscopii is a small star located 32.3 light-years away – about 8 times as far as the closest star after the Sun. The apparent visual magnitude of AU Microscopii is 8.73, which is too dim to be seen with the naked eye. It was given this desi ...

                                               

AV Microscopii

AV Microscopii is a variable star in the southern constellation of Microscopium. It is a dim, red-hued star near the lower limit of visibility to the naked eye with a baseline apparent visual magnitude of 6.28. The star is located approximately 7 ...

                                               

Beta Microscopii

β Microscopii, Latinised as Beta Microscopii, is a faint, white-hued star in the constellation Microscopium. It is close to the lower limit of stars that are visible to the naked eye having an apparent visual magnitude of +6.04. Based upon an ann ...

                                               

BO Microscopii

BO Microscopii is a star in the constellation Microscopium located about 170 light-years from the Sun. It has been dubbed Speedy Mic because of its very rapid rotation. The projected rotational velocity at the equator of this star is about 135 km ...

                                               

DD Microscopii

DD Microscopii, also known as CD-43 14304, is a binary star system in the constellation Microscopium. Its apparent magnitude is 11.0. It is a symbiotic star system composed of an orange giant of spectral type K2III and white dwarf in close orbit, ...

                                               

Delta Microscopii

δ Microscopii, Latinised as Delta Microscopii, is a faint, orange hued binary star system in the constellation Microscopium, marking the eyepiece end of the "microscope". It is just visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +5 ...

                                               

Epsilon Microscopii

Epsilon Microscopii, Latinized from ε Microscopii, is a single, white-hued star in the southern constellationof Microscopium. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.71. The annual parallax shift of the star ...

                                               

Eta Microscopii

η Microscopii, Latinised as Eta Microscopii, is a solitary star in the constellation Microscopium. It is visible to the naked eye as a dim, orange-hued star with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.53. The star is located around 910 light-years dis ...

                                               

Gamma Microscopii

Gamma Microscopii is the brightest star in the faint southern constellation of Microscopium. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 4.68, which is too dim to be viewed from city skies. The distance to this star has been determined using parallax ...

                                               

HD 202628

HD 202628 is a G-type star in the constellation Microscopium with an elliptical dust disc, inclined at 64°. The inner edge of the ring, which lies at around 158 AU from the star, is sharply defined. This means that there is a likely planet respon ...

                                               

Microscopium Void

The Microscopium Void is a void - a roughly rectangular region of relatively empty space, bounded by incomplete sheets of galaxies from other voids in the southern celestial hemisphere. It lies within the boundaries of the constellation of Micros ...

                                               

Nu Microscopii

ν Microscopii, Latinised as Nu Microscopii, is a star in the constellation Microscopium. This is an orange hued star that is visible to the naked eye as a faint point of light with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.76. It was first catalogued as ...

                                               

PSR J2124−3358

PSR J2124−3358 is a millisecond pulsar located in the constellation Microscopium. It is one of the brightest examples of its type in the X-ray spectrum. Discovered in 1997, no optical component was observed in 2003.

                                               

R Microscopii

R Microscopii is a star in the constellation Microscopium. It is a red giant star of spectral type M4e that is also a Mira variable, with an apparent magnitude ranging between 8.3 and 13.8 over 138 days. Located around 1000 light-years distant, i ...

                                               

S Microscopii

S Microscopii is a star in the constellation Microscopium. It is a red giant star of spectral type M3e-M5.5 that is also a Mira variable, with an apparent magnitude ranging between 7.4 and 14.8 over 210 days. The Astronomical Society of Southern ...

                                               

T Microscopii

T Microscopii is a semiregular variable star in the constellation Microscopium. It ranges from magnitude 6.74 to 8.11 over a period of 352 days. Located around 700 light-years distant, it shines with a luminosity 7708 times that of the Sun and ha ...

                                               

Theta1 Microscopii

θ 1 Microscopii, Latinized as Theta 1 Microscopii, is a suspected binary star system in the southern constellation of Microscopium. It is visible to the naked eye was a faint, white-hued point of light with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.82. T ...

                                               

U Microscopii

U Microscopii is a Mira variable star in the constellation Microscopium. It ranges from magnitude 7 to 14.4 over a period of 334 days. The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa in 2003 reported that observations of U Microscopii were very urgen ...

                                               

Zeta Microscopii

ζ Microscopii, Latinised as Zeta Microscopii, is a solitary, yellow-white hued star in the southern constellation of Microscopium. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of +5.31. Based upon an annual parallax sh ...

                                               

Abhijit

Abhijit uttara is the 22nd lunar mansion out of 28 in the Indian system of nakshatra. Abhijit is the Sanskrit name for Vega, the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra. Abhijit means "the Victorious One" or "the One who cannot be de ...

                                               

Anuradha (nakshatra)

in Aries to 10 degrees was subdivided into 4 quarters of Ashwini Star or Nakshatra, taken by the Vedic Astrology people as the true Equinox or the beginning of the 180 degree axis line between Aries and Libra. Likewise the second star constellati ...

                                               

Ashlesha (nakshatra)

Ashleshay is the 9th of the 27 nakshatras in Hindu astrology. Ashlesha is also known as the Clinging Star or Nāga. It is known as the Hydra. It extends from 16:40 to 30:00 Cancer. The planetary lord is Mercury or Budha. Its presiding deities are ...

                                               

Ashvini

Ashvini is the first nakshatra in Hindu astrology having a spread from 0°-0-0" to 13°-20, corresponding to the head of Aries, including the stars β and γ Arietis. The name asvinī is used by Varahamihira. The older name of the asterism, found in t ...

                                               

Bharani

Bharani is the second nakshatra in Hindu astronomy, corresponding to 35, 39, and 41 Arietis all together. In Jyotisa, Bharani is ruled by Shukra. Also, it is classified as a Cruel or Active nakshatra, meaning that, under electional astrological b ...

                                               

Dhanishta

Dhanishtha, and is the twenty-third nakshatra in Hindu astronomy, corresponding to α to δ Delphini. It is also known as Dhanishtha or Avittam Since it is the 23rd Nakshatra, the number 23 is always known as "The Royal Number" and the number is as ...

                                               

Krttikā

The star cluster Krttikā, sometimes known as Kārtikā, corresponds to the open star cluster called Pleiades in western astronomy; it is one of the clusters which makes up the constellation Taurus. In Indian astronomy and Jyotisa the name literally ...

                                               

Mrigashīrsha

Sanskrit mrgasirasa the 5th naksatra or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology is the constellation Orion. Its position is described in the Surya Siddhānta. The first two carana/pada quarters of this naksatra are part of Vrsabha R ...

                                               

Pūrva Bhādrapadā

Pūrva Bhādrapadā is the twenty-fifth nakshatra in Hindu astrology, corresponding to α and β Pegasi. It is placed under the domain of Brhaspati, the deity represented by the planet Jupiter. Practitioners of electional astrology see Pūrva Bhādrapad ...

                                               

Revati (nakshatra)

Revathi is the Hindu name for Zeta Piscium, a star on the edge of the Pisces zodiac constellation. In Hindu sidereal astronomy this star is identified as the First Point of Aries, i.e. when the Sun crosses this star, a new solar year begins.

                                               

Shatabhisha

Shatabhisha, also known as Chathayam or Sadayam, or Shatabhishak or Shatataraka is the 24th nakshatra in Hindu astronomy. It corresponds to the star γ Aquarii. Varuna is the deity of this nakshatra. The ruling planet of this nakshatra is Rahu.

                                               

Shravana

Shravana is the 22nd nakshatra or lunar mansion as used in Hindu astronomy, Hindu calendar and Hindu astrology. It belongs to the constellation Makara or Capricorn. Traditional Hindu given names are determined by which pada quarter of a nakshatra ...

                                               

Uttara Ashadha

Uttara Ashadha is the twenty-first of the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. It is situated on the lower part of Lyra and spans from 26°40" in Sagittarius to 10°00" in Capricorn in the sidereal Vedic zodiac. It has 4 quarters padas, the first one f ...

                                               

Vishākhā

Vishakha is a nakshatra in Indian astronomy spread in Tula or Libra. In Hindu mythology, Vishaka is a daughter of king Daksha. She was one of the twenty-seven daughters of Daksha who married the moon-God Chandra. Vishaka is the sixteenth nakshatr ...

                                               

1E 161348-5055

1E 161348-5055.1, commonly shortened to 1E 161348-5055, is a neutron star found in the centre of RCW103 supernova remnant. It is a periodic X-ray source with a period of 6.67 hours. It is approximately 2000 years old. It is 10.000 light years awa ...

                                               

Epsilon Normae

Epsilon Normae, Latinised from ε Normae, is a blue-white hued triple star system in the southern constellation of Norma. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 4.47, which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Based upon an annual paral ...

                                               

Eta Normae

Eta Normae, Latinized from η Normae, is a single star in the southern constellation of Norma. It is visible to the naked eye as a faint, yellow-hued star with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.65. The distance to this star is about 219 light year ...

                                               

Gamma1 Normae

Gamma 1 Normae, Latinized from γ 1 Normae, is a single, yellow-white hued star in the southern constellation of Norma. It is faintly visible to the naked eye with an apparent visual magnitude of 4.98. The annual parallax shift is only 2.22 ± 0.27 ...

                                               

Gamma2 Normae

Gamma 2 Normae, Latinized from γ 2 Nor, is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Norma. Its apparent magnitude is 4.02 – making it a faint star but visible to the naked eye. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 25.33 mas as seen f ...

                                               

HD 142415 b

HD 142415 b is an exoplanet with the semi-amplitude of 51.3 ± 2.3 m/s. This indicates the minimum mass of 1.69 Jupiter mass, an orbital period of 386.3 days, and the semi-major axis of 1.07 astronomical units based from its stellar mass. The wild ...

                                               

HD 143183

HD 143183 is a red supergiant variable star of spectral type M3Ia in constellation Norma. It is a member of the Norma OB1 association, at a distance of about 2 kiloparsecs. It is one of the most luminous red supergiants with a luminosity about 30 ...

                                               

HD 143361 b

HD 143361 b is an extrasolar planet located approximately 194 light-years away in the constellation of Norma, orbiting the 9th magnitude G-type main sequence star HD 143361. This planet has a minimum mass of 3.0 times that of Jupiter. Because the ...

                                               

HD 148156 b

HD 148156 b is an extrasolar planet which orbits the G-type main sequence star HD 148156, located approximately 168 light years away in the constellation Norma. This planet has at least nine-tenths the mass of Jupiter and takes 25 ninths years to ...

                                               

HD 330075 b

HD 330075 b is an extrasolar planet approximately 164 light-years away in the constellation of Norma. This planet orbits the star HD 330075. It was discovered by the Geneva Extrasolar Planet Search team at ESOs La Silla Observatory using the HARP ...

                                               

IM Normae

IM Normae is a recurrent nova in the constellation Norma, one of only ten known in the Milky Way. It has been observed to erupt in 1920 and 2002, reaching magnitude 8.5 from a baseline of 18.3. It was poorly monitored after the first eruption, so ...

                                               

Iota1 Normae

Iota 1 Normae is a triple star system in the southern constellation of Norma. With a combined apparent visual magnitude of 4.69, it is faintly visible to the naked eye. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 25.39 mas as seen from Earth, this sys ...

                                               

Iota2 Normae

ι 2 Normae, Latinised as Iota 2 Normae, is a single, blue-white star located in the southern constellation of Norma. It is positioned to the west of Rigil Kentaurus but can be difficult to spot against the Milky Way. It is faintly visible to the ...

                                               

Kappa Normae

Kappa Normae, Latinized from κ Normae, is a solitary, yellow hued star in the southern constellation of Norma. Its apparent magnitude is 4.94, which is bright enough to be faintly visible to the naked eye. Based upon an annual parallax shift of 7 ...

                                               

Lambda Normae

λ Normae, Latinised as Lambda Normae, is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Norma, located near the northern constellation boundary with Scorpius. It is visible to the naked eye as a dim, white-hued point of light that shines w ...

                                               

Mu Normae

μ Normae, Latinised as Mu Normae, is a blue supergiant star of spectral type O9.7 Iab in the constellation Norma. It is 339.000 times the luminosity of the sun and 40 times its mass. It varies in visual magnitude between 4.87 and 4.98, and is sus ...

                                               

NGC 5999

NGC 5999 is an open cluster in the constellation Norma. Its brightest star is HIP 78355. It is 5310 light-years distant and thought to be around 400 million years old.