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Zodiac: Aquarius
Jan 21 - Feb 19
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Alnitak (ζ Orionis)

Alnitak (ζ Orionis) is a rare hot blue-white star (O9.5Ib SB) in the constellation of Orion.
This triple star system is located right next to the Flame Nebula (NGC2024). It consists of two close binary components and a third star, Alnitak (ζ Orionis). It is one of the three belt stars in the famous constellation Orion.
 
Alnitak is a rare hot blue-white star, which shines about 10.000 times brighter than our own Sun. Its diameter is about 20 times that of our Sun, which makes it a real giant. Its surface temperature measures at around 25.000 degrees Celsius. This is extremely hot compared to our own Sun which reaches only around 5.500 degrees Celsius.
Declination
-1.9426°
Right ascension
5h 40m 45.52s (85.18968°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
1.89 mag
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
817.4817.4 ly
Tycho-Identifier
4771:1188:1
HIP-Identifier
26727
Spectral type
O9.5Ib SB
Color index
-0.20
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Orion (Orion)

NFT Data

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Token ID
4771011881002471503265428854042200010110 (download meta data)
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Photograph of Alnitak next to the Flame Nebula (NGC2024).
Image credit: Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) project
License: Public Domain
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