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The Online Star Register Blog

Thank you for visiting the Online Star Register Blog. Here we share the latest news with you about the OSR gifts, our apps and about what we love most: the universe and the stars!

Beta Ceti – Star Facts

- 30 October 2019

Beta Ceti

Beta Ceti has two traditional names, Deneb Kaitos or Al Dhanab al Ḳaiṭos al Janubiyy in Arabic and Diphda, meaning ‘the southern tail of Cetus‘ and ‘the second frog’ respectively. It shines approximately 145 times that of the Sun and because it exhibits periodic flares, its brightness does change.

Beta Centauri – Star Facts

- 24 October 2019

Beta Centauri

Beta Centauri is made up of three stars and is the 10th brightest star in the night sky shining 15,500 times more than the Sun. In mythology, the culture of the Boorong people called this star (along with Alpha Centauri) Bermbermgle. They signified two brothers who were known for their courage for killing Tchingal ‘the Emu’ from the Coalsack Nebula.

Easy to Understand Space Numbers

- 20 October 2019

space numbers

When scientists measure the distance and size of things in space it is seemingly impossible for our minds to grasp these concepts. Read on to see how we put these large numbers into more brain-friendly sizes.

Beta Cassiopeiae – Star Facts

- 16 October 2019

Beta Cassiopeiae

Beta Cassiopeiae has the traditional name of Caph which is derived from the Arabic language (kaf) meaning ‘palm’. The core of this star is in the process of heating and shrinking, while its outer layers are cooling and expanding. In fact, it is now about three times the size of the Sun. Caph also has a companion star.