North Pole Stars

Kochab

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kochab star,beta ursae minoris

Kochab, Beta Ursae Minoris (β UMi), is an orange giant star located in the constellation Ursa Minor. With an apparent magnitude of 2.08, it is… Read More »Kochab

Thuban

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thuban star,alpha draconis

Thuban, Alpha Draconis (α Dra), is a spectroscopic binary star system located in the constellation Draco. Even though it has the designation Alpha, it is… Read More »Thuban

Alderamin

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alderamin star,alpha cephei

Alderamin, Alpha Cephei (α Cep), is a white main sequence star located in the constellation Cepheus. With an apparent magnitude of 2.5141, it is the… Read More »Alderamin

Polaris

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north star

Polaris, Alpha Ursae Minoris (α UMi), commonly known as the North Star, is the closest relatively bright star to the north celestial pole. It lies… Read More »Polaris

Deneb

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alpha cygni

Deneb, Alpha Cygni (α Cyg), is a class A supergiant located at an approximate distance of 1,550 light years from Earth. With an average visual… Read More »Deneb

Vega

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alpha lyrae

Vega, Alpha Lyrae (α Lyr), is a bright white main sequence star located only 25 light years from Earth. With an apparent magnitude of 0.026,… Read More »Vega