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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 maximum, total or combined apparent visual magnitudes as seen from ...

Star Colors Explained – One Minute Astronomer


Dec 23, 2008 ... Here's a short explanation of star colors to help you better ... that bluer stars are intrinsically brighter because they are more massive than white ...

What color is the brightest star - Answers.com


The hottest and therefore most luminous stars are always Blue. From Earth, brightness varies due to luminosity and distance.

Star Classification - Zoom Astronomy - Enchanted Learning


On it, astronomers plot stars' color, temperature, luminosity, spectral type, and evolutionary stage. ... For these stars, the hotter they are, the brighter. These stars  ...

The Ten Brightest Stars In The Sky — Simulating the Universe


May 15, 2015 ... All stars shine but none do it like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. .... A comparison of the sizes and colors of the stars in the Alpha ...

Physics 155: The Names of Stars


Sep 12, 1997 ... The Names of Stars. Many of the brighter stars in the sky have been given names . ... Star, Constellation, Color, Magnitude. Sirius, Canis Major ...

Canopus: Second-Brightest Star - Space.com


Sep 18, 2013 ... Canopus is the second-brightest star in the night sky despite its distance ... distances, motions, brightness and colors of stars – for astrometry, ...

Do All Stars Look White? - Bad Astronomy


Good Astronomy: Stars actually emit all the colors of the rainbow. ... So even a red star looks white if it is dim, and only brighter stars look like they have color to  ...

Blue Stars - Universe Today


Jan 29, 2009 ... The color of a star comes from its temperature. ... An example of a blue star is the familiar Rigel, the brightest star in the constellation Orion and ...

Color of Stars, Clarkvision.com


May 2, 2015 ... Another factor in our perception of star colors in the night sky is the number .... We see the brighter stars as these colors with our unaided eyes.

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Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star - EarthSky


Feb 10, 2016 ... The brightest star visible from any part of Earth is Sirius in the constellation ... The brightness, twinkling and color changes sometimes prompt ...

Throwback Thursday: The Ten Brightest Stars in the Sky — Starts ...


Sep 4, 2014 ... Almost immediately, their color and relative brightness stands out from all the other stars in their vicinity, and each one has a story all its own.

An H-R Diagram of the Brightest Stars - SkyServer - SDSS


Once you know the luminosity and temperature (or color) of a star, you can plot ... Since brighter stars have lower magnitudes, if you choose to plot magnitude on ...