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K_tigress

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Report this Mar. 27 2013, 9:23 pm

Yep a hopefully nice little booth to ask those burning questions you’ve just been wondering but were too shy to ask for fear of being called stupid.  So Please play nice.

So here’s the first question;

Sorry if I sound blond but I was wondering if our sun is considered a yellow dwarf? Or just a regular run of the mill star?


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Devinoni

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Report this Mar. 28 2013, 12:00 am

Indeed our sun is a yellow dwarf, although the correct designation is G-type main-sequence star.


Your typical run of the mill type star is actually hard to determine since space is such a vast place, but in our solar neighbourhood there's like 75% of Class M stars. However you can't see them with the naked eye.


Those you can commonly see are class A stars.


The classifications (from hottest to coolest) are O (blue), B (blue-white), A (white), F (yellow-white), G (yellow), K (orange) and M (red).


 


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K_tigress

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Report this Mar. 29 2013, 9:24 pm

Thanks for your answer. Much appreciated.
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