Becrux (β Cru / β Crucis / Beta Crucis) is the second brightest star in the constellationCrux and one of the one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. Beta (upper case Î, lower case Î²) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Crux, being Latin for cross, commonly known as the Southern Cross (in contrast to the Northern Cross), is the smallest of the 88 modern constellations, but also one of the most famous. ... Bright stars can be bright because they produce more light, because they are closer to us, or both. ...
Since Beta Crucis is at roughly −60° declination, it is only visible south of the Tropic of Cancer and therefore didn't receive an ancient traditional name; "Becrux" is simply a combination of the "Be" in Beta plus Crux. Sometimes it is also called Mimosa. In astronomy, declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... The Tropic of Cancer (cancer (â) is Latin for crab), one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth, is the parallel of latitude that runs 23Â° 26 22 north of the Equator. ...
Beta Crucis is located approximately 353 light years from Earth's Solar System. A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... Presentation of the solar system (not to scale) The solar system is the retinue of objects gravitationally bound to our Sun. ...
Categories: Bayer objects | Blue-white giants | Crux constellation 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. ... This article is about the star. ... 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. ... Radial velocity is the velocity of an object in the direction of the line of sight. ... The proper motion of a star is the motion of the position of the star in the sky (the change in direction in which we see it, as opposed to the radial velocity) after eliminating the improper motions of the stars, which affect their measured coordinates but are not real... 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, absolute magnitude is the apparent magnitude, m, an object would have if it were at a standardized distance away. ... // In General Physics In general physics, luminosity (more properly called luminance) is the density of luminous intensity in a given direction. ...
The Becrux juggernaut, temporarily derailed when he was beaten 23 lengths in his desert debut, is back on track, as the Emirates Racing Association has extended an invitation for the Italian Champion to participate in the March 26 renewal of the $2-million UAE Derby in Dubai.
As of this morning, Becrux is rated by Timeform at 104, with Stagelight 105, confirming what Mike de Kock said after the conditions victory by Becrux last Friday, when the saddler of the last two winners of the race said "He's a big galloping horse who has been working well at home.
Team Valor acquired Becrux because it believed he had a chance to transfer his class to the dirt, as his pedigree has several influences of horses that have excelled or sired horses that have excelled on dirt.
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