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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    the two stars B&B

    These are popular stars, does anyone know why? How do I sight them in the sky?
    Last edited by Live and Let Die; 2010-Feb-17 at 11:27 AM. Reason: spelling

  2. #2
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    Jun 2003
    SE Michigan
    What, pray tell, are you talking about? A Bed & Breakfast named "The Two Stars?" Or something else? Please, elucidate.

    Hey, you! "It's" with an apostrophe means "it is" or "it has." "Its" without an apostrophe means "belongs to it."

    "For shame, gentlemen, pack your evidence a little better against another time."
    -- John Dryden, "The Vindication of The Duke of Guise" 1684

    Earth's sole legacy will be a very slight increase (0.01%) of the solar metallicity.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2005
    WA state, USA - Seattle area
    Bellatrix and Betelguese?

  4. #4
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    Jan 2005
    Beavis and Butt-Head?

    Seriously though, the list of famous B-stars is a short one. I haven't a clue.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2009
    Yes the star Bellatrix plus the star Betelguese, The referance to the two are the
    resion for the post. I know the star's have differnt meaning to differnt people, for
    direction of the inlightment of themself, the meaning for life or finding life.

  6. #6
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    Nov 2002
    ...How do I sight them in the sky?
    Why ask here
    Off-Topic Babbling
    Hankering to chat with forum members about non-space and astronomy topics? Here's the place.

  7. #7
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    Mar 2004
    Google Sky: Betelgeuse armpit of Orion
    Google Sky: Bellatrix the other armpit of Orion
    0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 ...
    Skepticism enables us to distinguish fancy from fact, to test our speculations. --Carl Sagan

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    Aren't they just the pits.
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
    You can not be afraid of the wind, Enterprise: Broken Bow.

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    Oct 2006
    Round my parts, Orion's about the easiest constellation to spot this time of year. While the "belt" is the part that jumps out to me, the shoulders/armpits are very easilly identifiable too. I suppose that's one reason they're so "popular".

    I think more people are "fans of" Polaris and Sirius though; the former because everyone, even those not inclined to astronomy, thinks that they can identify it (though I've met many people who are wrong :-/); and the later because of it's apparent brightness.

  10. #10
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    Peters Creek, Alaska
    Moved to the more appropriate forum: Space/Astronomy Questions and Answers.


    Do you have any kind of star guide or atlas? It sure would make observing easier and more enjoyable.
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