An early-medieval account on the red colour of Sirius and its astrophysical implications

@article{Schlosser1985AnEA,
  title={An early-medieval account on the red colour of Sirius and its astrophysical implications},
  author={W. Schlosser and W. Bergmann},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={318},
  pages={45-46}
}
  • W. Schlosser, W. Bergmann
  • Published 1985
  • Art
  • Nature
  • An unresolved problem regarding ancient astronomical records is that of the star ‘Red Sirius’. While Sirius today shines white with a blueish hue quite in agreement with its spectral type AIV, many Greek/Roman and Babylonian sources (although still disputed) definitely assign a red colour to this star. We now present new and apparently independent information about Red Sirius from an early-medieval manuscript. This manuscript is of Lombardic origin (8th century) and contains the otherwise lost… CONTINUE READING
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