Name : Sirius
Designation : Alpha Canis Majoris
Constellation : Canis Major
Apparent Magnitude : -1.5

Absolute Magnitude : 2.2
Distance : 8.6 light years
Luminosity x Sun : 26
Frontier Coordinates : 1,0

Sirius - the Dog star - is the brightest star in the night sky as seen from Earth. Its name is derived from the Greek word for "scorching". It has a surface temperature of 10,000°C and has a companion known as Sirius B or "The Pup". Sirius B takes 50 years to orbit its parent star and is a white dwarf. It orbits Sirius at an average distance similar to Mars's distance from the Sun.

In Frontier, Sirius is famous as the first corporate system. It is also noted for harvesting cheap energy by deploying huge coils around the planet Lucifer, plus the synthesis of custom elements including military fuel.

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