Since very early times Sirius was a point of attraction in the night sky. It served to synchronize calendars in antiquity and was the subject of many myths and legends, including some modern ones. It was perceived as a red star for more than 400 years, but such reports were relegated to the Mediterranean region. Astronomically, Sirius is a very bright star. This, and its present close distance to us, argues in favor of it being the target of detailed studies of stellar structure and evolution. Its binary nature, with a ...

Sirius Matters 2011, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048178407

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Sirius Matters 2008, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9781402083181

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