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Portrait of a Star on the Edge

01/31/2005 12:00AM

Portrait of a Star on the Edge

A new telescope array yields an unprecedented close-up of the bright star Regulus


Comments:

The image of Regulus looks more "pointed" at the equatorial section than an ellipsoid should. Is that just me or am I missing a reason for the deviation?<br><br>-Guy

  • Yngve [Hal Yngve]
  • 02/06/2005 08:15PM
Can anyone say offhand how far away is the star Regulus?<br><br>Sincerely,<br>Hal Yngve
  • filmdos [Paul Walsh]
  • 02/08/2005 07:51AM
77.49 ly give or take an au 8)