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Thanks for fixing all those links to Dale Sanderson's U.S. Highways' Ends page. That has been on my massive get around to it list for some time. Refreshing to check your watchlist and find someone else doing it. Dave (talk) 14:44, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Unsourced triviaEdit

Please don't add unsourced trivia to the various star articles with Bayer designations. The fact that a particular star has the brightest apparent magnitude for a particular Greek letter has no particular bearing on its properties, or anything else for that matter. It just looks to be purely unsource-able WP:OR and WP:TRIVIA. Thank you. Regards, RJH (talk) 02:36, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Most luminous starsEdit

The (bolometric) absolute magnitude for Betelguese is still wrong. Nu Aquilae has been removed so is no longer an issue. Distance for rho Cas is uncited, although that comment should perhaps be directed at the detail page for the star which has had that random number for many years. Inconsistent refs to LMC. For HD 33579 you replaced exactly the same text that you added for VFTS 682, in the process reverting a change made the previous day and leaving the link pointing to a disambiguation page. For VV Cep A and B, especially B, you should make it clear that the apparent magnitude is for the combined stars. When there are lots of niggles like this, people tend to just revert the whole lot. Lithopsian (talk) 16:54, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments. Formerly, the entry for Betelguese didn't have anything at all under absolute magnitude. So even if the figure is slightly off, it's still better than what we had before. If it's incorrect, my hope is that someone would fix it, and at the same time fix the starbox on the Betelguese page, which is where I got the data. On the Rho Cas page, the distance was recently changed from 12,000 LY, so that's why I changed it on this page. For the more casual observer, VV Cep appears as a single point of light having a mag. of 4.91, so again, I think that entry is an improvement over what we had before (which was nil). But if someone wants to elaborate on the fact that that's actually a combined magnitude, of course they may. Niobrara (talk) 18:25, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

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