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Rigel is brighter.

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Q: Which is brighter Rigel or Betelgeuse?
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Which star is brighter Betelgeuse or Rigel?

Rigel is brighter than Betelgeuse.

What star is brighter Betelgeuse or Rigel?

Betelgeuse has an apparent magnitude of 0.42(v) and an absolute magnitude of -6.02. Rigel has an apparent magnitude of 0.12 and an absolute magnitude of -7.04. So Rigel is brighter.

Why does Rigel shine just as brightly as Betelgeuse?

Even though Betelgeuse is much larger, Rigel is brighter due to its much higher temperature. Rigel is about 11,000 K and Betelgeuse is only about 3,500 K.

Which are the bright stars in the constellations Orion?

Rigel is the bRightest but sometimes Betelgeuse is brighter

What are the colors of Rigel and Betelgeuse?

Rigel is blue and Betelgeuse is red.

Which is larger Rigel or Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is much larger than Rigel.

How big is Betelgeuse compared to Rigel?

Betelgeuse is much larger than Rigel. Betelgeuse has a radius about 15 times the radius of Rigel, and a volume of about 3500 times Rigel.

The brightest star in a given constellation is designated as alpha?

Generally, true, but there are rare exceptions. For example, Betelgeuse is "Alpha Orionis" while Rigel, generally brighter then Betelgeuse, is "Beta Orionis". Betelgeuse is a somewhat variable star, and when the Bayer designations were assigned, Betelgeuse was the brighter star.

How can you tell that Rigel is brighter than Betelgeuse?

The simple answer is by looking at them.The technical answer is by analysing their bolometric luminosity with a bolometer.

Why does rigel shine as brightly as betelgeuse even though rigel is much smaller than betelgeuse?

Simply because Rigel is hotter.

Which star is brighter Aldebaran or Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is brighter.

Why does Rigel shine as bright as Betelgeuse even though Rigel is much smaller than Betelgeuse?


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