Albireo (Binary Star) | Fernando Roquel Torres

Photographer
Fernando Roquel Torres
Email
roqueltechnologies@gmail.com
Location of photo
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Date/Time of photo
8/28/2013
Equipment
Meade LX90, Canon PS A590 IS
Description
Albireo (Binary Star). It is located in the constellation of Cygnus at 385 light years away. Albireo A (Orange) is formed by two stars. The largest is an orange giant 950 times more luminous than our Sun and 50 times bigger than the sun diameter. Albireo B (Bluish) is 190 times more luminous than our Sun and is expelling gas due to its rapid rotation.
Website
roqueltechnologies.blogspot.com