Brightest Stars

aldebaran star,alpha tauri

Aldebaran

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Aldebaran, Alpha Tauri (α Tau), is an orange giant star in the constellation Taurus. It marks the eye of the celestial Bull. With an apparent… Read More »Aldebaran

regulus star,alpha leonis

Regulus

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Regulus, Alpha Leonis (α Leo), is a multiple star system located in the constellation Leo. It lies at a distance of 79.3 light years from… Read More »Regulus

alpha virginis, spica star

Spica

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Spica, Alpha Virginis (α Vir), is a blue-white spectroscopic binary star located at a distance of 250 light years from Earth in the constellation Virgo.… Read More »Spica

becrux,beta crucis

Mimosa

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Mimosa, Beta Crucis (β Cru), is a multiple star system located in the constellation Crux.  With an apparent magnitude of 1.25, it is the second… Read More »Mimosa

alpha crucis

Acrux

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Acrux, Alpha Crucis (α Cru), is a multiple star system located in the constellation Crux. It is the brightest of the stars that form the… Read More »Acrux

Epsilon Canis Majoris

Adhara

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Adhara, Epsilon Canis Majoris (ε CMa), is a binary star system located in the constellation Canis Major. It lies at a distance of 430 light… Read More »Adhara

Alpha Boötis

Arcturus

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Arcturus, Alpha Boötis (α Boo), is an orange giant star of the spectral type K0 III located in the northern constellation Boötes. It is the… Read More »Arcturus