Blue Supergiants

Aludra

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aludra star,eta canis majoris

Aludra, Eta Canis Majoris (η CMa) is a blue supergiant located in the constellation Canis Major. It marks the Greater Dog’s tail. With an apparent… Read More »Aludra

Naos

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naos star,zeta puppis

Naos, Zeta Puppis (ζ Pup) is a hot blue supergiant located in the constellation Puppis. With an apparent magnitude of 2.25, it is the brightest… Read More »Naos

Rigel

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beta orionis

Rigel, Beta Orionis (β Ori), is a blue-white supergiant star located in the constellation Orion, the Hunter. With an apparent magnitude of 0.13, it is… Read More »Rigel

Saiph

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kappa orionis

Saiph, Kappa Orionis (κ Ori), is a blue-white supergiant marking the southeast corner, or the right knee, of Orion. Together with the brighter Rigel, Betelgeuse… Read More »Saiph

Alnitak

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zeta orionis,orion's belt

Alnitak, Zeta Orionis (ζ Ori), is a triple star system with a combined apparent magnitude of 1.77. It lies at an approximate distance of 1,260… Read More »Alnitak

Alnilam

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epsilon orionis,orion's belt

Alnilam, Epsilon Orionis (ε Ori), is a bright blue supergiant located at a distance of 1,975.8 light years from Earth in the direction of Orion… Read More »Alnilam