News Item: Rigel, the hunters foot
(Category: General News)
Posted by starbert
Sunday 03 January 2016 - 12:43:09

Finally a new synthesizertrack inspired by the beautiful creations in space: The triple star Rigel.
Rigel is the brightest star in the constellation Orion and the seventh brightest star in the night sky. The star as seen from Earth is actually a triple star system, with the primary star (Rigel A) a blue-white supergiant and around 120,000 times as luminous as the Sun. It has exhausted its core hydrogen and swollen out to 79 times the Sun's radius. It pulsates periodically. Visible in small telescopes and 500 times fainter than Rigel A, Rigel B is itself a spectroscopic binary system, consisting of two main sequence blue-white stars that are estimated to be 2.5 and 1.9 times as massive as the Sun.

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