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How much brighter is Alnitak than Betelgeuse?

It all depends on where you view them from. The apparent magnitude, is defined as being viewed from Earth Betelgeuse: 0.58 - Brighter Zeta Orionis (Alnitak) = 1.70 ( Full Answer )
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What type of star is Alnitak?

Alnitak is a very interesting star, because it is not one, but three stars. The main star, Alnitak Aa, is a type 09.5 blue supergiant that is orbited at 11 Astronomical Units ( Full Answer )
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How luminous is alnitak?

Alnitak is a very interesting star, because it is not one, but three stars. The main star, Alnitak Aa, with a luminosity 100000 times that of the Sun is orbited at 11 Astrono ( Full Answer )
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How did the star Alnitak get its name?

Alnitak, like many stars, was named by Arabic astronomers. They gave it the name Al Nitak which means "the belt", because they saw it as part of the belt of the constellation ( Full Answer )
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What is the color of the star Alnitak?

Alnitak is a very interesting star, because it is not one, but three stars. The main star, Alnitak Aa, is a blue supergiant that is orbited at 11 Astronomical Units (11AU is ( Full Answer )