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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 ...

What color is the brightest star? | Reference.com


The brightest star, as viewed from Earth, is Sirius, and it appears bluish-white to the human eye. It is classified as an A1Vm star and shares the color spectrum ...

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 ...

Physics 155: The Names of Stars


Many of the brighter stars in the sky have been given names.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 the ... Plot the luminosity on the y-axis with brighter stars going toward the top.

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, ...

Antares: Red Star at the End of Its Life - Space.com


Jul 9, 2013 ... The star is among the 20 brightest visible in Earth's night sky, although its brightness ... The star's low temperature accounts for its ruddy color.

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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 ...

Schedar lies at the Queen's heart | Brightest Stars | EarthSky


Oct 14, 2015 ... For much of the Northern Hemisphere, on clear nights you can always see the brightest star in the constellation Cassiopeia.

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. The Sun with an apparent ...