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Re: What info is there about the star next to the star named alioth?

Date: Tue Sep 4 16:13:08 2001
Posted By: Steve Cartoon, Web Engineer
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 998155736.As

   There isn't much information about that particular star, you were right 
about that. It's partially the reason why it's taken me so long to get an 
answer to you.

   Here's the scoop:
   Your star has a couple of registry entries. The more popular catalog 
entries are:
HD 112274         (Henry Draper catalog)
GSC 03845-00220   (Guide Star catalog)

   It has a reported magnitude from 7.8 to 8.4. Most of the catalogs and 
sources seem to disagree on the exact magnitude.

   You can have some fun with these links, too. This is about the best I 
could find for your star:

This is a Java applet that works with the Aladin and Simbad programs. 

This is an on-line lookup form. You will need the right ascension and 
declination in a DMS form to pinpoint a star.

   Between these two programs you can get quite a lot of useful 
information about any star.

   Sorry I could not be much more help.
   Good luck to you!
   Steve Cartoon
   Web Software Engineer,

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