Seeing Sirius

When the brightness of Sirius suggests it’s only 362.45 AU distant [instead of the officially mandated 8.6 light years] then it’s worth taking a second look.

A simple proportional calibration of the entire Brightness Relative To Vega proxy curve suggests Sirius is [only] at a distance of 362.45 AU i.e. 0.0057312 light years.

The calibration of the proxy curve generates a very curious coincidence whereby the proxy formula constant of 1394.1 is remarkably close [1.98% difference] to the mainstream Extraterrestrial Solar Radiation constant of 1367 watts per square metre.


A second look reveals a confused cavalcade of colour.

The Space Cadets have produced a beautifully tripped-out purple haze image with visual flaring effects to let you know Sirius is bright.

The Space Cadets also supply a starry eyed blue haze image from the Hubble Space Telescope with plenty of visuals effects so you don’t forget Sirius is really, really, bright.

More Down to Earth imagery presents a bluish off-white haze with plenty of glare and visual effects just in case you’ve forgotten Sirius is really, really, really bright.

The observer is left to decide for themselves whether the bluish off-white hue comes all the way from Sirius and/or is acquired when starlight from Sirius shines through the Earth’s atmosphere that famously fluoresces sky blue in sunlight and/or is caused by attenuation/extinction due to absorption by interstellar matter and cosmic dust.

The Space Cadets also throw in a bonus artist’s impression with Sirius surrounded by bluish off-white haze whilst it’s confused white dwarf companion impersonates a blurry blue dwarf.

The viewer is left to decide for themselves whether the bluish off-white haze surrounding Sirius A is a stellar corona or an artistic artefact that’s intended to remind the viewer that Sirius is really, really, really, really bright.

The imagery becomes more surreal when Sirius is compared to the Sun.

Sometimes the Sun looks grey because it helps us remember Sirius is really, really, really, really, really bright.

Sometimes the Sun looks like an hybrid orange-lemon because it helps us remember Sirius is really, really, really, really, really, really bright.

A standalone Sun photographed using a solar filter to “reduce the light intensity” looks a lot like the more sober representations of Sirius.

If the Space Cadets hadn’t decided Sirius was twice as massive as the Sun then the untutored observer might have difficulties differentiating between the two.

In fact, suggesting Sirius is “25 times more luminous than the Sun” seems remarkably capricious when [for mere mortals] the Sun is seen to be 13,000,000,000 times brighter than Sirius.

It’s simply stunning the Space Cadets believe they can just wish into existence a star that’s “25 times more luminous” per unit area than the Sun.

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky… about twice as massive as the Sun and … is 25 times more luminous than the Sun

The lux is the SI derived unit of illuminance, measuring luminous flux per unit area. It is equal to one lumen per square metre.

If Sirius and the Sun are [roughly] equivalent stars [because there’s no reason to think otherwise] then Sirius is [at best] 1.8 light years distant provided there’s no attenuation or extinction (or dimming) of its light due to absorption by interstellar matter and cosmic dust.

If starlight is subject to attenuation and extinction then the initial steepness of the Brightness Relative to Vega curve suggests a Sirius distance of only 362.45 AU is possible.


Either way:

When Friedrich Bessel started pulling magic parallaxes out of his top hat in 1838 then the astronomers were obliged to pluck suitably luminous magic stars out of the æther.

After Bessel broke the arc-second-barrier in 1838 the astronomers started to scope out our Stellar Neighbourhood.


That’s the polite version.

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16 Responses to Seeing Sirius

  1. Matheus Ra says:

    Are you assuming the nuclear fission dynamo model for all the stars ? And that’s why you believe on same radiance per unit area ?

  2. malagabay says:

    No and No.

    The question is: Why should I “believe” otherwise?

    Beliefs are for theologians.

    The only answer I’ve found is along the lines of: It must be!

    That’s not my definition of science.

  3. Patrick Donnelly says:

    Interesting and much more easily digested than earlier posts on this. Sorry, I am rather thick.

    This means that there may not be a “solar evolution”?

    EUT suggests that stars can be different luminosities and sizes, but in almost the opposite way to the mainstream model. The idea, I think, is that there is always growth in the filaments that supply the EMF to galaxies and from there to systems in those galaxies. This implies stars periodically, in quanta, suffer stress levels and spawn. The results are more and more planets, expelled from the accretions internal to all stars. At a subsequent level, quantum or whatever, these planets may leave to become stars, as their energy inflow makes matter ie protons with great EMF pressure resulting in wider “orbit”.

  4. johnm33 says:

    Hindu astrologers/astronomers have since ancient times considered us to be part of the same system as Sirius, at 362 AU it would even seem likely. I read somewhere that Sirius follows similar increase/decrease in output to the sun, which was suggested to demonstrate it being upstream in the energy flow from galaxy central, M54 or M.W.? If not a binary system then how rapidly does it approach?
    A thought passed through about neutron[?] stars, is it even possible that they have passed from one arm of a galaxy into the other which is of opposite polarity, and thus they are aligned with their poles in the galactic plane.

  5. malagabay says:

    “how rapidly does it approach?”

    A very interesting question.
    But impossible to answer at the moment if the parallaxes/distances/velocities are all SNAFU.

  6. malagabay says:

    “The results are more and more planets, expelled from the accretions internal to all stars.”

    That’s a very interesting line of enquiry…


  7. johnm33 says:

    “The results are more and more planets, expelled from the accretions internal to all stars.”
    So if Venus was ‘birthed’ from the head of Zeus, we probably have to include Earth, Mars, Mercury and the moon in the hierarchies of freed cores. Then of course there’s the other big bang[s], from cores which failed to find a place in the planetary game of musical chairs boiled by their own loss of inertia, or perhaps from the lack of acceleration into an orbit.
    This, to me, would make more sense if the stars were more like particles in the heliospheric current sheet than planets orbiting a star.

  8. malagabay says:

    “So if Venus was ‘birthed’ from the head of Zeus, we probably have to include Earth, Mars, Mercury and the moon in the hierarchies of freed cores.”

    That looks like a sensible line of reasoning…


  9. Quote: ““So if Venus was ‘birthed’ from the head of Zeus,—”

    This is Greek mythology.
    It is to be remembered that the Greeks inherited their mythology from much earlier civilisations.

    JE Harrison in ‘Themis’ says in the introduction:

    “In the Prolegomena I was chiefly concerned to show that the religion of Homer was no more primitive than his language. The Olympian gods—that is, the anthropomorphic gods of Homer and Pheidias and the mythographers—seemed to me like a bouquet of cut-flowers whose bloom is brief, because they have been severed from their roots. To find those roots we must burrow deep into a lower stratum of thought, into those chthonic cults which underlay their life and from which sprang all their brilliant blossoming.
    So swift has been the advance in science or rather in historical imagination, so complete the shift of standpoint, that it has become difficult to conceive that, in 1903, any such protest was needed. Since the appearance of Professor Murray’s Rise of the Greek Epic we realize how late and how enlightened was the compromise represented by these Olympians. We can even picture to ourselves the process by which their divinity was shorn of each and every ‘ mystical or monstrous ‘ attribute.”
    “My instinct was to condemn the Olympians as non-religious, because really the products of art and literature though posing as divinities — “.

    Their roots lead via ancient Thrace and to earlier Mesopotamia; and possibly much earlier.
    The context there is agrarian, not astronomical.

  10. johnm33 says:

    For me Homer was a collective of Troian[and allies] bards, with an ancient tradition that may be Druidic/Celtic, but almost certainly from the same root as the Vedas. All seem to have carried an earlier science through catastrophic times, much of it lost, worth reading ‘Homers secret Iliad’ in this regard.
    The Greeks also have Jupiter usurping Saturn who usurped Uranus who in turn usurped Neptune, which implies that each in turn ‘ruled’ the heavens and moved to a more remote orbit as and when a new ‘star’ was captured by the solar system, that seems like something they figured out rather than witnessed, although they may have witnessed one such event in the previous age.
    So if we assume that the capture of Jupiter was the cause of the recent catastrophies there may have been a whole Epoch when the Planets harmonised with the effects of Saturn on the Suns em field and those present still carry that signature?

  11. Matheus Ra says:

    I would say that, if you consider the possibility of Sirius being 25 times brighter than the Sun having twice and half its size. It might be due to – from a EUT or PC hypothesis – Sirius may be under an X12 higher electrical environment. Another point to highlight is: we should take modern measurements from gamma draconis to fact check. Relying on ancient data only, with such good amateur equipment nowadays, we can have a very precise and recent data to analyze. This way where could I find recent and reliable data about Sirius and Gamma Draconis annd etc.. ?

  12. malagabay says:

    where could I find recent and reliable data about Sirius and Gamma Draconis annd etc.. ?

    Good question.
    But I don’t know the answer.

  13. Patrick Donnelly says:

    Byblos was originally a warning witness testament.

    Consider the plagues and other signs in Exodus. DeGrazia et al consider that was a result of the arrival of Venus …. are we about to see another “fall of a star”? Dis aster, cat astrophe.

  14. johnm33 says:

    362 AU would put it closer than the hypothetical/imagined oort cloud, since so many have looked for a companion ‘brown dwarf’ in and around that distance it’s hard to think that no-one would have noted the co-incidence, or have they? IF that was correct and IF it does indeed approach us at 17,000mph then we need a serious off world capability within 8 generations, I’m inclined to think it’s somewhere between a low multiple and a couple of oom further away, I guess I’m going to look for anomolies in the heliosphere in that direction.

  15. oldbrew says:

    This 2019 study says Sirius A is ‘located only 2.64 ± 0.01 pc (van Leeuwen 2007) from our Solar System’.
    The MESAS Project: Long wavelength follow-up observations of Sirius A

    Click to access 1903.03481.pdf

    It already has a binary star Sirius B which is a white dwarf.

  16. drelectro1 says:

    The distance to Sirius was checked using stellar parallax two centuries ago; it moves 389 milliarcseconds. Simple trig. Nothing to do with brightness whatsoever.

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