"A New Way To Look At The Wonderful Summer/Early Autumn Triangle"

Scheduled air date: 1998 Sep 21-27

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The Summer Triangle is still prominent in the early evening sky as Autumn begins.

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The three stars which make up the Summer Triangle are dramatically different in size and brightness, as well as distance from us.  This shows a comparison of the sizes of these stars with our own Sun.  Note the flattened shape of Altair (due to rapid rotation) and the giant size of Deneb!

 

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Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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