If Aldebaran were placed where the sun is now, its surface would extend almost to the orbit of Mercury.
Okay, it’s not the most famous star in Cetus. It’s not even the brightest, although it carries the designation Alpha. But Menkar has its own claims to fame.
The star Hamal, also known as Alpha Arietis, is the brightest star in Aries the Ram. Learn the role this star played in defining the term First Point in Aries.
Look for Deneb Kaitos – brightest star in Cetus the Whale – highest in the sky around mid-evening in November.
Achernar – also known as Alpha Eridani – is the 9th brightest star in Earth’s sky and the flattest star known.
The star Al Risha in Pisces is not bright. But – at the tip of the V in Pisces – it’s very noticeable.
On (or around) Halloween, look for Algol – a star named for a demon!
Come to know this star and be one step further along the path of finding the Andromeda galaxy.
The third star in the system, a red dwarf called Proxima Centauri, is thought to be about 4.22 light-years distant and is actually our sun’s closest neighbor.
Fomalhaut is sometimes called the Loneliest Star. Its planet Fomalhaut b was the first beyond our solar system to be visible to the human eye.