It’s not the most famous star in Cetus the Whale, or the brightest, although it carries the designation Alpha. But Menkar has its own claims to fame.
Hamal is the brightest star in Aries the Ram. How to find it in your sky.
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.
Milky Way and moonlight