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List of brightest stars


This is a list of the brightest naked eye stars to +2.50 magnitude, as determined by their ... (mV), Bayer designation, Proper name, Distance (ly), Spectral class .... Historical brightest stars: th...

The 26 Brightest Stars


The Brightest Stars, as Seen from the Earth ... Common Name, Scientific Name, Distance (light years), Apparent Magnitude, Absolute Magnitude, Spectral Type.

Brightest Stars: Luminosity & Magnitude - Space.com


Jun 19, 2013 ... This wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri was created from ... A glance at the night sky above Earth shows that some stars are much brighter than others. However .... name, Constellation, App. Mag.

The Brightest Stars in the Sky: A Starry Countdown - Space.com


Mar 18, 2014 ... In the night sky, some brilliant stars shine brighter than others. Here's a list of the top 10 brightest stars in the night sky.

What is the brightest star in the sky? - Sky & Telescope


Jul 15, 2014 ... Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, is actually a double star - a hard-to-spot white dwarf orbits the brighter "Dog Star."

50 Brightest Stars - AstroPixels


Mar 1, 2015 ... This page contains a table listing the 50 Brightest Stars in the sky according to the Hipparcos ... Rank, Star Name, Bayer Name, Visual Mag.

Brightest Star in the Sky, Past and Future? - Universe Today


Feb 26, 2015 ... What is the brightest star in the sky today, and what was it in the past? ... that name in mind, as Sirius will hand over the title of the 'brightest star ...

Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star - EarthSky


Feb 10, 2016 ... ... the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog - is the sky's brightest star. ... Sirius has been known since ancient times, and its name signified ...

Will you see Canopus? | Brightest Stars | EarthSky


Feb 4, 2016 ... Canopus is sky's second-brightest star and easy to spot on February ... for Arrakis by a common etymological derivation of the name Canopus:.

Acrux is brightest star in Southern Cross | Brightest Stars | EarthSky


Mar 24, 2016 ... Bluish Acrux, aka Alpha Crucis, is its brightest star. ... Acrux is simply a combination of “A” (for Alpha) and Crux as the name of the constellation. ... 1.25, ranking as the 19th (Mimosa) and 20th (Deneb) brightest stars in the sky.

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Sirius: Brightest Star in Earth's Night Sky - Space.com


Jun 24, 2013 ... Sirius, also known as the Dog Star or Sirius A, is the brightest star in Earth's night sky. The name means "glowing" in Greek. With a visual ...

Canopus: Second-Brightest Star - Space.com


Sep 18, 2013 ... Canopus is the second-brightest star in the night sky despite its distance ... Canopus was, however, visible in Greece, where it got its name.

The Ten Brightest Stars In The Sky — Simulating the Universe


May 15, 2015 ... Canopus is 36 degrees below the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. ... The name itself derives from the Greek word arktos, meaning bear. Arcturus ...