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Rigel is brighter than Betelgeuse.

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

Rigel is brighter.

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 star is brighter Aldebaran or Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is brighter.

Is Betelgeuse hotter than Rigel?

No, Rigel is hotter. Rigel is a blue star with a temperature of about 11,000 K, and Betelgeuse is a red star with a temperature of about 3,500 K.

What type of stars are Betelgeuse and Rigel?

Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star and the Rigel is a blue supergiant. Both are in the same constellation Orion

Betelgeuse is the brightest star in the constellation Orion However Betelgeuse is a cool red star that is 520 light years from Earth How can Betelgeuse look so bright if it is that far away?

It isn't the brightest star - at least, usually Rigel is brighter. However, Betelgeuse is variable, and can sometimes be brighter than Rigel. Wikipedia lists its luminosity as 105,000 times the luminosity of our Sun; and the distance, as 640 light years. Assuming these numbers, this would make it as bright as a star that is 10.5 times as bright as our Sun, at a distance of only 6.4 light years. In other words, the extreme luminosity compensates for its distance.

What star has a greater magnitude a Rigel or Sirius?

Sirius, which means that Rigel is brighter.

What are the colors of Rigel and Betelgeuse?

Rigel is blue and Betelgeuse is red.

What is the alpha star of orion the hunter?

It is Betelgeuse, though Rigel is the brightest star in the constellation.

Which is the brighter star aldeberan or Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is more luminous than Aldebaran.

Which is larger Rigel or Betelgeuse?

Betelgeuse is much larger than Rigel.