mercredi 1 octobre 2008

Triangulum 6

α, 3.6, yellow.

Caput Trianguli was translated Rās al Muthallath by the Arabian astronomers. It is a half‑magnitude inferior to β, although the latter bears no name.
Together these two were the Arabs' Al Mīzān, the Scale-beam.
α comes to the meridian on the 6th of December.

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