Astronomy

The revolving star chart

- 26 August 2020

revolving star chart

With the OSR Gift Package you receive a unique revolving star chart. Everything you need to know about the OSR Star Map will be explained in this blog. Here you will find the answers to the questions you might have. Questions such as: what can I do with the star chart and how exactly does it work? Read all the information you need to use your OSR Star Map here!

Epsilon Pegasi – Star Facts

- 13 February 2020

Epsilon Pegasi

Epsilon Pegasi is also known as Enif from the Arabic word meaning ‘nose’, due to its position in the Pegasus constellation. Historically this star was referred to by other names in other cultures. Its traditional name is derived from Fom al Feras, which is Latinised to Os Equi. In the Asian culture this star is called Wei Su, meaning ‘Rooftop’ in reference to Pegasus.

Epsilon Canis Majoris – Star Facts

- 29 January 2020

Epsilon Canis Majoris

Epsilon Canis Majoris is also known as Adhara, an Arabic word meaning ‘virgins’. It’s the second brightest star in Canis Major and 24th overall in the night sky. However, 4.7 million years-ago Adhara was actually the most luminous in the sky. No other star has ever been this bright, nor is one expected to be for at least five million years.

Epsilon Boötis – Star Facts

- 24 January 2020

Epsilon Bootis

Epsilon Boötiis is also known as Izar from the Arabic word meaning ‘veil’ and Pulcherrima which is Latin for ‘the loveliest’. In 1973 a Scottish astronomer and science fiction writer, Duncan Lunan, said he interpreted a message from the 1920s probe orbiting the Moon. He claimed the message was sent to the probe from the inhabitants of a planet orbiting Epsilon Bootis.