Peacock is the α star in the constellation of Pavo
Alpha Pavonis (α Pav / α Pavonis) is a star in the constellationPavo. It is also known by the name Peacock. Image File history File links This is a celestial map of the constellation Pavo, the Peacock. ... Image File history File links This is a celestial map of the constellation Pavo, the Peacock. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pleiades star cluster A star is a massive body of plasma in outer space that is currently producing or has produced energy through nuclear fusion. ... Jump to: navigation, search Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Pavo, being Latin for Peacock, is a southern constellation. ...
Alpha Pavonis has apparent magnitude +2.1 and is of spectral type B3. The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequenly refined in terms of other characteristics. ...
Categories: Star stubs | Bayer objects | Binary stars | Blue-white dwarfs | Pavo constellation It has been suggested that Equinoctial point be merged into this article or section. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol Î±: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ...
It points down at a straight line of three almost equally spaced stars which form part of the constellation of Pavo, the Peacock, the brightest star of which is some distance below and a little to the left.
AlphaPavonis or the Eye of the Peacock, as this star is called, marks the hour of 16 on our' clock
AlphaPavonis at 16, the base of the Triangle at 21, and Alpha Centauri at 22.
It is thought that this is the direction in which the centre of the Galaxy lies, and that this represents the greatest "thickness" or concentration of stars as seen from the earth.
Returning to the Cross and following the line of its axis upward, i.e., away from Achernar, beyond the zenith, one sees the distorted square of Corvus, the Crow, and close by, a very bright star which is Spica or Alpha of the Virgin.
This constellation, together with Scorpio and Sagittarius, are southern parts of the Zodiac—the belt of the sky along which the Sun, Moon and planets appear to travel.
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