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By 1725, John Flamsteed, Astronomer Royal of England, had decided to establish his catalog of more than 3000 stars by simply assigning a number to each star in a constellation, for example, 61 Cygni or 47 Ursae Majoris. This system has been widely adopted, but the brightest stars are still referred to using the Bayer system or even by their Arabic names. So a bright star may have several names, in addition to catalog numbers. † The Arabs were so impressed by Ptolemy’s work that they called his book Al Magister, the Grand, which later became Almagest.

Their orbits are all slightly different from the Sun’s, however, and so they appear to move relative to us. In astronomy, the apparent slow drifting of stars across the sky is called their proper motion. 1 arcsec/yr – a very small motion to measure. The record for relative speed is held by Barnard’s Star, with a proper motion of 10 arcsec/yr. Most of the stars in our familiar constellations are not physically associated, † are relatively far from each other, and therefore orbit around the center of the Galaxy at different speeds.

Hence, the more intense the thermonuclear fusion process, which in turn raises the surface temperature, hence the luminosity, of the star. Note that stellar diameters also increase with mass, as they do with temperature and luminosity (Q. 9). Massive stars consume their hydrogen more quickly, which means that their lifetimes are short. e. hundreds of times the current age of the Universe! 8 times that of the Sun) are by far the most numerous and represent approximately 90% of all the stars in the main sequence.

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