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 What is the brightest star seen by the naked eye?

Answer The brightest star that can be seen by the naked eye is Sirius, the Dog Star. Astronomers measure the brightness of stars in magnitudes, with negative numbers being brighter than positive numbers. ... Read More »
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Which magnitude would appear brightest to the naked eye?

The brightest magnitude depends on what you are seeing and is theoretically an unlimited negative number. The brightest star, Sirius, is a magnitude -1.4. The brightest planet, Venus, shines at mag... Read More »
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What is the brightest star in the galaxy?

The brightest star in the Milky Way galaxy, according to the Online Web Library, is massive Eta Carinae. It has the light of 4.7 million suns and is the size of 100 suns. However, research on a sta... Read More »
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What is the brightest star in the Big Dipper?

Alioth is the brightest star in the asterism, or familiar star pattern, known as the Big Dipper, which appears like an enormous drinking ladle in the night sky. Alioth has a magnitude of 1.75, acco... Read More »
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What is the brightest star in the winter night sky?

Sirius, a name that comes from "seirius," Greek for "searing" or "scorching," is the brightest star in the winter night sky. Sirius is part of the constellation Canis Major and is also called the D... Read More »
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