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What is the name of the second brightest star in a constellation?

Question #4740. Asked by Lesley Atherton.
Last updated May 20 2017.

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I believe that greek letters are used to designate the relative magnitude of the stars within a constellation. Hence, the second brightest star would be designated 'beta'.


Response last updated by gtho4 on May 20 2017.
Jul 31 2000, 4:22 PM
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