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Old 22-04-2014, 07:44 PM   #175
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Lightbulb Άντάρης,

Antares (α Scorpii, α Sco, Alpha Scorpii) is a red supergiant star in the Milky Way Galaxy and the 16th brightest star in the nighttime sky. It is sometimes listed as 15th brightest, depending on how the 2 brighter components of the Capella quadruple star system are counted..Antares is a member of the Upper Scorpius subgroup of the Scorpius-Centaurus Association, which contains thousands of stars with mean age 11 million years at a distance of approximately 145 parsecs (470 light years)..15th Spirit in Order is Eligos, a Great Duke, and appeareth in the form of a goodly Knight, carrying a Lance, an Ensign, and a Serpent..He discovereth hidden things, and knoweth things to come; and of Wars, and how the Soldiers will or shall meet..He causeth the Love of Lords and Great Persons..He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits..

Antares is a supergiant star with a stellar classification of M1.5Iab-b.. It has a radius of approximately 883 times that of the Sun; if it were placed in the center of our solar system, its outer surface would lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter..Antares has a secondary, or companion star, Antares B, that changed from an angular separation (from its primary, Antares A) of 3.3 arcseconds in 1854 to 2.86 arcseconds in 1990.. Antares B can sometimes be observed with a small telescope for a few seconds during lunar occultations while Antares A is hidden by the Moon..Antares is one of the 4 first magnitude stars that lies within 5° of the ecliptic (like Spica, Regulus and Aldebaran) and therefore can be occulted by the Moon and, though rarely, by Venus...

Antares, the proper name of this star, derives from the Ancient Greek Άντάρης, meaning "anti-Ares" ("anti-Mars"), due to the similarity of its reddish hue to the appearance of the planet Mars..Red Arsed Vehicles in South Africa, like most former British colonies, are right-hand drive. Vehicles in Ira q, however, are not..The comparison of Antares with Mars may have originated with early Mesopotamian astronomers.. However, some scholars have speculated that the star may have been named after Antar, or Antarah ibn Shaddad, the Arab warrior-hero celebrated in the Golden Mu'allaqat..In ancient Mesopotamia, Antares may have been known by the following names: Urbat, Bilu-sha-ziri ("the Lord of the Seed"), Kak-shisa ("the Creator of Prosperity"), Dar Lugal ("The King"), Masu Sar ("the Hero and the King"), and Kakkab Bir ("the Vermilion Star")..The Māori people of New Zealand call Antares Rehua, and regard it as the chief of all the stars. Rehua is father of Puanga/Puaka (Rigel), an important star in the calculation of the Māori calendar..Alternative name of this star, meaning "the Heart of Scorpion"..In ancient Egypt, Antares represented the scorpion goddess Serket (and was the symbol of Isis in the pyramidal ceremonials)... I'm a little man, I'm a little man, he's... he's a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas..Never get out of the boat." Absolutely goddamn right! Unless you were goin' all the way..Hey, man, you don't talk to the Colonel.. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classic sense..Are my methods unsound..The machinist, the one they called Chef, was from New Orleans...

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