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 Which would ordinarily be the name of the brightest star in a constellation?

Answer The University of Illinois Astronomy Department states that the brightest star in a constellation is called the luminary. Constellation brightness is designated by Greek letters with alpha for the ... Read More »
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How bright is the brightest star in the sky?

Astronomers measure the brightness of stars on a scale known as "apparent magnitude," where large, negative numbers indicate greater brightness. On this scale, the brightest star as seen from earth... 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 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 our celestial sphere?

The brightest star visible in the Northern Hemisphere, and in the entire night sky, is Sirius. It is best observed in winter months. It is 23 times brighter than our Sun in absolute terms, and is o... Read More »
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