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List of brightest stars

Brightest stars as seen from Earth (by apparent magnitude).

  1. Sun Class G main sequence (-26.8)
  2. Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) Class A main sequence (-1.5)
  3. Canopus (Alpha Carinae) Class A subgiant (-0.7)
  4. Rigil Kent (Alpha Centauri) Class G main sequence (0,1)
  5. Arcturus (Alpha Bootis) Class K red giant
  6. Vega (Alpha Lyrae) Class A main sequence
  7. Capella (Alpha Aurigae) Class G subgiant
  8. Rigel (Beta Orionis) Class B supergiant
  9. Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris) Class A main sequence
  10. Achernar (Alpha Eridani) Class A main sequence (?)
  11. Hadar (Beta Centauri) Class A giant (?) (1.5)
  12. Altair (Alpha Aquilae)
  13. Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) Class M supergiant
  14. Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) Class K red giant
  15. Acrux (Alpha Crucis)
  16. Antares (Alpha Scorpii) Class M supergiant
  17. Spica (Alpha Virginis)
  18. Pollux (Beta Geminorum)
  19. Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini) Class A main sequence
  20. Deneb (Alpha Cygni) Class A supergiant
  21. Becrux or Mimosa (Beta Crucis)
  22. Regulus (Alpha Leonis) Class B main sequence (?)
  23. Adhara[?] (Epsilon Canis Majoris)
  24. Castor (Alpha Geminorum)
  25. Gacrux[?] (Gamma Crucis)
  26. Alioth (Epsilon Ursae Majoris) Class A main sequence
  27. Bellatrix[?] (Gamma Orionis)
  28. Shaula[?] (Lambda Scorpii)
  29. Avior (Epsilon Carinae)
  30. Alnilam[?] (Epsilon Orionis)
  31. Elnath (Beta Tauri)
  32. Miaplacidus (Beta Carinae)
  33. Atria[?] (Alpha Trianguli Australe)
  34. Mirphak[?] (Alpha Persei)
  35. Alkaid[?] (Eta Ursae Majoris)
  36. Alnitak[?] (Zeta Orionis)

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