Facts about the Garnet Star

The Garnet Star is also called Cephei. This is the largest star and it has a vibrant color of garnet red. It is 17.7  times the size of Earth’s orbit. It is also called a super-giant star. This star has a very small companion star that circles it every 20.4 years. Many astronomers predict that this super-giant star will explode in the future, but not anytime soon, maybe in the next million years. When it does explode, it will release large amounts of energy and leave behind an extremely large black hole or a neutron star.

The Garnet Star is one of the most intensely colored stars that has ever been recorded. You can only view this star through a telescope. This star is so big that it can fill the orbit of Saturn. It is also 38,000 times brighter than the sun. If you are planning to view this star through a telescope, then you can find it located in the constellation of Cepheus. It can b best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere b between the months of August through January.

This deep red giant can be viewed with a pair of binoculars too. The color of stars are based on the surface temperature of the star. When viewing this star through a telescope, it will surely show you its true color of garnet red. It is among the most luminous of stars in the galaxy. It rests about 2,000 light years away. The Garnet Star is unstable and this means that it is losing mass and it will explode someday. It can radiate about 350,000 times more energy than the sun.

The radius of the Garnet Star is so huge that if placed in out solar system it can engulf the planets Mercury,  Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Earth and the asteroid belt and reach nearly halfway to Saturn. Now that is really huge. This star has drawn many observers to its beauty in the universe.  To the Arab world, the Garnet Star is known as the right arm, the flock, or the shepherd. People from all across the world observe this big garnet beauty. In ancient times, people adored the stars and they still do today. In the ancient world it was the stars who led people to their superstitious values. Some people often used the stars to foretell the future and some still do today.