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Notable Stars

This is a list of notable stars in the night sky. It contains some of the brightest stars, some of the most distant or most closest to Earth, or stars that are otherwise worth to be mentioned.
Van Maanen's Star
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
License: Public Domain

Betelgeuse (α Orionis)
Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada

Barnard's Star
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi

Aldebaran (α Tauri)
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI

Tycho catalog star 1372:1287:1
Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada, INAF-Padua/S. Zaggia

Arcturus (α Bootis)
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi

Castor A (α Geminorum)
Image credit: NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
License: Public Domain

ψ Ursae Majoris
Image credit: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Vega (α Lyrae)
Image credit: NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
License: Public Domain

γ Cassiopeiae
Image credit: mdmediendesign / stock.adobe.com

Polaris (α Ursae Minoris)
Image credit: Anton Yankovyi

Alnitak (ζ Orionis)
Image credit: Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) project
License: Public Domain

Rigel (β Orionis)
Image credit: ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

UY Scuti
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi

Sirius (α Canis Majoris)
Image credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

Antares (α Scorpii)
Image credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Fomalhaut (α Pisces Austrini)
Image credit: NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
License: Public Domain

R Sculptoris
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
License: Public Domain

Naos (ζ Puppis)
Image credit: Kryptid
License: Public Domain

Lacaille 8760
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi

Canopus (α Carinae)
Image credit: NASA
License: Public Domain

η Carinae
Image credit: Nathan Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and NASA
License: Public Domain

ζ1 Reticuli
Image credit: NASA/SDO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

AG Carinae
Image credit: NASA, ESA and STScI

HR 5171
Image credit: ESO

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