Types of Stars
To go further we need to understand the various types of stars out there. And not all that we call stars are really stars!
Most astronomers ignore these but it's in the specification so we better do what it says.
Super Giants & Hyper Giants
Video - Size Comparison
- Describe how scientists can use heliocentric parallax to establish the distance to nearby stars.
- Draw a diagram to explain heliocentric parallax.
We will look at three ways to determine distances to stars:
- Heliocentric Parallax
- Cepheid Variables
- Using the HR Diagram