[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez
lefa at ucsc.edu
Fri Oct 1 03:58:13 CDT 2004
On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 22:20:14 -0400
Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> Thu, 30 Sep 2004 @ 15:12 -0700, Francisco Javier
>> Technically the sun is a yellow-white dwarf G2V.
> No, technically it is far too cool to be anything but a
>yellow star, and
> too big to be a dwarf.
Again, technically our sun (sol) is a G2V start, in case
you are unaware of what that means, The G is for the
yellow and the V is for dwarf. The G2 is for the upper
yellow toward the white, if the sun were 6500K as you
pointed out, then it would be in the F category, i.e.
blue. The upper white-yellow value is 6000K btw. Yellow
darwfs are small main sequence stars... our sun happens to
be a small yellow main sequence star. Sorry to burst your
bubble, but we've been orbiting around an insignificant
dwarf all this time.
I knew all those astrophysics classes would come handy one
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