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Almach looks like 1 star to the eye and like a colorful duo through a telescope. But today we know Almach as 4 stars.
Achernar – aka Alpha Eridani – is the 9th brightest star in the sky and the flattest star known.
The star Al Risha in the constellation Pisces is not bright. But – at the tip of the graceful V in Pisces – it’s very noticeable.
What’s the scariest star in all the heavens? Around Halloween, look for Algol – a star named for a demon!
The orange-colored star Mirach in the constellation Andromeda acts as your guide star to 3 different galaxies.
Look for Deneb Kaitos – brightest star in Cetus the Whale – highest in the sky around mid-evening.
Cassiopeia the Queen is one of the easiest-to-recognize constellations, having the shape of an M or W, Schedar is the Queen’s brightest star.
Finding the star Alpheratz can help you spot the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to Earth.
Gamma Cephei will someday be a Pole Star for Earth.
How to see the star Fomalhaut in your sky and a word about Fomalhaut b, the first planet beyond our solar system visible to the eye in photographic images.
Mars from the International Space Station