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Naru523

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Polaris System
« on: July 10, 2009, 09:09:35 PM »
Polaris, 7 times big as the Sun, is in the constellation of Ursa Minor. Polaris is a multiple star system, Polaris Ab, Polaris B orbiting Polaris. NASA found out that their is two more stars orbiting Polaris ( Mass and Diameter is unknown, though I made it up ). These stars we're from a cluster.

Polaris Ab is a dwarf, orbiting at 18 AU ( at Uranus's orbit ) to Polaris, explaining why its light is swamped by its close and much brighter companion.

Polaris B is a main sequence star, orbiting Polaris at 2400 AU. It can be seen with even a modest telescope.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 05:50:47 PM by Naru523 »

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Re: Polaris System
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 10:37:29 AM »
Awesome! I shall go try this out!



EDIT: Unfortunatly your system is unstable. AB gets thrown out!
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 10:39:43 AM by Chaotic Cow »

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Re: Polaris System
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 02:27:08 PM »
Thanks. Turns out C and D has to much mass.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 05:50:58 PM by Naru523 »