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What’s the scariest star in all the heavens? Around Halloween, look for Algol – a star named for a demon!
Look for Deneb Kaitos – brightest star in Cetus the Whale – highest in the sky around mid-evening.
Cassiopeia the Queen is an easy-to-find constellation from northerly latitudes. It has the shape of an M or W. Schedar is the Queen’s brightest star.
Come to know this star and be one step further along the path of finding the Andromeda galaxy.
Gamma Cephei (aka Errai) is a binary star system with at least one planet. It’ll someday be a Pole Star for Earth.
Fomalhaut is sometimes called the Loneliest Star. Its planet, Fomalhaut b, was the first planet beyond our solar system to be visible to the human eye.
Delta Cephei doubles in brightness every 5.36 days. This star and others like it have helped establish the known scale of our galaxy and universe.
Cepheus the King is not a very conspicuous constellation and has only one relatively bright star, Alderamin – aka Alpha Cephei. This star rotates rapidly!
61 Cygni isn’t bright. But it moves exceptionally rapidly against the background of more distant stars. Its motion reveals its nearness to Earth.
Deneb is one of the most distant stars you will see with your eye alone. That’s because it’s one of the most luminous stars in the Milky Way galaxy.