By: Sumedh Chilakamarri
Vocabulary to Know
Absolute Magnitude: The magnitude(brightness) of a celestial(astronomical) object as it would be seen at a standard distance of 10 parsecs(Distance used in astronomy).
Apparent Magnitude: The magnitude of a celestial object as it is actually measured from Earth.
Solar Mass: The mass of a Sun used as a unit of mass.
Kelvin (K): The temperature scale used in astronomy. This is used because temperatures in space are more extreme.
GYR: Abbreviation for gigayear. Billions of years.
Distance From Earth
50 times the size of our sun
Age and Stellar Evolution Stage
Stellar Evolution Stage: Aldebaran is a giant star that moved off of its main sequence.;
- The brightest star in the constellation of Tarus and the 13th brightest star in the sky
- 50 times the size of the Sun. Would almost fill out to the orbit of Mercury.
- Star can be viewed only through October to March from northern latitudes.
-Distance From Earth