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==Lore==
 
==Lore==
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Ruler of the winter skies, Betelgeuse won't allow anyone to do as they please in his dominion, not even Santa or Jack Frost. However, a pair of comely reindeer girls has wandered in this year. Thinking he can overlook this mistake for just one night, he gently slides his arms around their shoulders.
   
 
==Name Origin==
 
==Name Origin==
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<p style="line-height:19px;font-family:sans-serif;">'''Betelgeuse''' (<span class="nowrap" style="white-space:nowrap;">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English /][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/ˈ/ primary stress follows">ˈ</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="'b' in 'buy'">b</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/iː/ long 'e' in 'bead'">iː</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="'t' in 'tie'">t</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/əl/ 'le' in 'bottle'">əl</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/dʒ/ 'j' in 'jam'">dʒ</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/uː/ long 'oo' in 'food'">uː</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="'z' in 'Zion'">z</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English /]</span> or <span class="nowrap" style="white-space:nowrap;">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English /][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/ˈ/ primary stress follows">ˈ</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="'b' in 'buy'">b</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/ɛ/ short 'e' in 'bed'">ɛ</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="'t' in 'tie'">t</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/əl/ 'le' in 'bottle'">əl</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/dʒ/ 'j' in 'jam'">dʒ</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="/uː/ long 'oo' in 'food'">uː</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English#Key <span style="border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:initial;" title="'z' in 'Zion'">z</span>][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English /]</span>),<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-OED_1-1" style="line-height:1em;">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse#cite_note-OED-1 [1]]</sup> also known by its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_designation Bayer designation] '''Alpha Orionis''' ('''α Orionis''', '''α Ori'''), is the[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brightest_stars eighth-brightest] star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_(constellation) Orion]. Distinctly reddish, it is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiregular_variable_star semiregular variable star] whose [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparent_magnitude apparent magnitude] varies between 0.2 and 1.2, the widest range of any [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminosity#Magnitude first-magnitude star]. Betelgeuse is one of three stars that make up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Triangle Winter Triangle], and it marks the center of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hexagon Winter Hexagon]. The star's name is derived from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language Arabic] يد الجوزاء ''<span class="Unicode" style="text-decoration:none;" title="Arabic transliteration">Yad al-Jauzā'</span>'', meaning "the Hand of ''al-Jauzā'"'', ''i.e.'' Orion, with mistransliteration into [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Latin medieval Latin]leading to the first character ''y'' being misread as a ''b''.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19px;font-family:sans-serif;">The star is classified as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_supergiant red supergiant] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_classification#Spectral_types spectral type] M2Iab and is one of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_known_stars largest] and most [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminosity#Astronomy luminous] observable stars. If Betelgeuse were at the center of the Solar System, its surface would extend past the asteroid belt, possibly to the orbit of Jupiter and beyond, wholly engulfing Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Estimates of its mass are poorly constrained, but range from 5 to 30 times that of the Sun. Its distance from Earth was estimated in 2008 at 640 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-year light-years], yielding a mean [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_magnitude absolute magnitude] of about −6.02. Less than 10 million years old, Betelgeuse has evolved rapidly because of its high mass. Having been ejected from its birthplace in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_OB1_Association Orion OB1 Association]—which includes the stars in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion%27s_Belt Orion's Belt]—this crimson [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_kinematics#Runaway_stars runaway] has been observed moving through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_medium interstellar medium] at a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic_speed supersonic speed] of 30 km/sec, creating a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_shock bow shock] over 4 light-years wide. Currently in a late stage of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_evolution stellar evolution], the supergiant is expected to proceed through its life cycle before exploding as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_II_supernova type II supernova] within the next million years.</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19px;font-family:sans-serif;">In 1920, Betelgeuse became the second star (after the Sun) whose angular size of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photosphere photosphere] had been measured. Since then, researchers have used [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescope telescopes] with different technical parameters to measure the stellar giant, often with conflicting results. Studies since 1990 have produced an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_diameter angular diameter] (apparent size) ranging from 0.043 to 0.056 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcseconds arcseconds], an incongruity largely caused by the star's tendency to periodically change shape. Due to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limb_darkening limb darkening], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_pulsations variability], and angular diameters that vary with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation wavelength], many of the star's properties are not yet known with any certainty. Adding to these challenges, the surface of Betelgeuse is obscured by a complex, asymmetric [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumstellar_envelope envelope] roughly 250 times the size of the star, caused by colossal [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_mass_loss mass loss].</p>
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==Acquisition==
 
==Acquisition==

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Betelgeuse, Winter Overlord

Lore

Ruler of the winter skies, Betelgeuse won't allow anyone to do as they please in his dominion, not even Santa or Jack Frost. However, a pair of comely reindeer girls has wandered in this year. Thinking he can overlook this mistake for just one night, he gently slides his arms around their shoulders.

Name Origin

Betelgeuse (/ˈbtəlz/ or /ˈbɛtəlz/),[1] also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Orionis (α Orionisα Ori), is theeighth-brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion. Distinctly reddish, it is a semiregular variable star whose apparent magnitude varies between 0.2 and 1.2, the widest range of any first-magnitude star. Betelgeuse is one of three stars that make up the Winter Triangle, and it marks the center of the Winter Hexagon. The star's name is derived from the Arabic يد الجوزاء Yad al-Jauzā', meaning "the Hand of al-Jauzā'"i.e. Orion, with mistransliteration into medieval Latinleading to the first character y being misread as a b.

The star is classified as a red supergiant of spectral type M2Iab and is one of the largest and most luminous observable stars. If Betelgeuse were at the center of the Solar System, its surface would extend past the asteroid belt, possibly to the orbit of Jupiter and beyond, wholly engulfing Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Estimates of its mass are poorly constrained, but range from 5 to 30 times that of the Sun. Its distance from Earth was estimated in 2008 at 640 light-years, yielding a mean absolute magnitude of about −6.02. Less than 10 million years old, Betelgeuse has evolved rapidly because of its high mass. Having been ejected from its birthplace in the Orion OB1 Association—which includes the stars in Orion's Belt—this crimson runaway has been observed moving through the interstellar medium at a supersonic speed of 30 km/sec, creating a bow shock over 4 light-years wide. Currently in a late stage of stellar evolution, the supergiant is expected to proceed through its life cycle before exploding as a type II supernova within the next million years.

In 1920, Betelgeuse became the second star (after the Sun) whose angular size of its photosphere had been measured. Since then, researchers have used telescopes with different technical parameters to measure the stellar giant, often with conflicting results. Studies since 1990 have produced an angular diameter (apparent size) ranging from 0.043 to 0.056 arcseconds, an incongruity largely caused by the star's tendency to periodically change shape. Due to limb darkeningvariability, and angular diameters that vary with wavelength, many of the star's properties are not yet known with any certainty. Adding to these challenges, the surface of Betelgeuse is obscured by a complex, asymmetric envelope roughly 250 times the size of the star, caused by colossal mass loss.

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