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Vega

(Alpha Lyrae)
(brightest star in constellation Lyra)

Vega (aka Alpha Lyrae) is the brightest star in constellation Lyra. It is a relatively close star, 25 light-years from Earth, and one of the most luminous stars in the neighborhood, along with Arcturus and Sirius. It is very well studied and some of the first spectral measurements were done on Vega, and various Magnitude measurements were originally scaled to Vega being 0.

Characteristics:


(star,bright star,variable star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~08pc25lyVega

Referenced by:
Absolute Magnitude (M)
AB System
Apparent Magnitude (m)
Magnitude
Vega System

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