It should be mentioned that many constellations are made up of stars that are nowhere near each other, except from our perspective.
posted on 03/05/2010 10:49:28 AM PST
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Yes, that’s true of constellations and many other background stars. An intrinsically brighter star farther away can have the same apparent brightness as a dimmer one much closer to home.
posted on 03/05/2010 10:59:09 AM PST
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