Spacedog
Spacedog
The Northern Winter

SPACEDOG - Aries
Aries AIR ease The Ram
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Hamal
say: "ha MALL"
means: "lamb"
Alpha Arietis
2h 7' 10
+23 27' 45
66 2.01 K2 III Orange Giant Forms flat
scalene triangle
with Beta and Gamma
Sheratan
means: "two signs"
Beta Arietis
1h 54' 38
+20 48' 29
60 2.64 A5 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Gamma 1 Arietis
Mesarthim
Gamma 2 Arietis
1h 53' 32
+19 17' 40
205 3.88
4.58
B9 V
A1
Blue - Blue White
Main Sequence
Orbital
Binary
Botein
Delta Arietis
3h 11' 37.7
+19 43' 36
168 4.35 K2III Orange Giant
Epsilon 1 Arietis
Epsilon 2 Arietis
2h 59' 12.6
+21 20' 25
290 5.20
5.50
A2V
A2V
Blue White
Main Seq. Binary
Zeta Arietis 3h 14' 54
+21 2' 40
340 4.87 A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
Eta Arietis 2h 12' 48
+21 12' 39
98 5.23 F5V White
Main Sequence
Rho Arietis 2h 56' 26.1
+18 1' 23
115 5.58 F6V White
Main Sequence
23 Arietis 2h 19' 8.7
+19 41' 16
110 6.82 F8 White
Dwarf
29 Arietis 2h 32' 54.1
+15 2' 5
94 6.00 F8V White
Main Sequence
31 Arietis 2h 36' 37.8
+12 26' 52
115 5.64 F7V White
Main Sequence
47 Arietis 2h 58' 5.2
+20 40' 8
104 5.80 F5IV White
Sub Giant
51 Arietis 3h 2' 26
+26 36' 34
69 6 G8V Yellow
Main Sequences
S 326 A
S 326 B
2h 55' 39
+26 52' 25
75 7.5
10
K2 V
K7 V
2 Orange
Main Sequences




SPACEDOG - Triangulum
Triangulum try ANG you lum The Triangle
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Mothallah
Alpha Trianguli
Caput Trianguli
1h 53' 4.8
+29 34' 44
65 3.42 F6IV White
Sub Giant
Beta Trianguli 2h 9' 32.5
+34 59' 14
124 3.0 A5III Blue White
Giant
Gamma Trianguli 2h 17' 18.8
+33 50' 50
118 4.03 A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
Delta Trianguli 2h 17' 3.2
+34 13' 28
35 4.84 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
Epsilon Trianguli 2h 2' 57.9
+33 17' 3
370 5.50 A2V Blue White
Iota 1
Trianguli
2h 12' 22.2
+30 18' 11
305 5.32 G8III Yellow
Giant
Iota 2
Trianguli
6.83 F6V White
Main Sequence
13 Trianguli 2h 28' 48.4
+29 55' 55
100 5.89 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Perseus
Perseus PER see us The Champion
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Mirfak
Alpha Persei
Algenib
"the side"
3h 24' 19.3
+49 51' 41
590 1.79 F5Ib White
Supergiant
part of the
Alpha Persei Group
attractive star cluster
Algol
"demon head"
aka "Demon Star"
or "The Ghoul"
Beta Persei
3h 8' 10.1
+40 57' 21
93 2.09 B8V
G5IV
Blue Main Seq.
Yellow Sub Giant
prototype for
Eclipsing Binary
class of variable stars
every 2 days, 21 hours
dims to 3.3 for 10 hrs
Gamma
Persei
3h 4' 47.7
+53 30' 23
260 2.91 G8III
A2V
Yellow Giant
Blue White MS
Delta Persei 3h 42' 55.4
+47 47' 15
530 3.01 B5III Blue Giant part of the
Alpha Persei Group
attractive star cluster
Epsilon Persei 3h 57' 51.2
+40 0' 37
540 2.90
3 + 8
B0.5V
A2V
Blue Main Seq.
Blue White MS
*
Atik
"collarbone"
Zeta Persei
3h 54' 7.9
+31 53' 1
980 2.84
9
B1Ib Blue
Supergiant
faint companion
* Eta Persei 2h 50' 41.8
+55 53' 44
1300 3.77
9
M3Ib-II Red
Supergiant
faint Blue
companion
Theta A
Theta Persei
Theta B
2h 44' 11.9
+49 13' 43
36.6 4.10 F8V White MS
9.87 M1V Red
Main Sequence
Iota Persei 3h 9' 4
+49 36' 48
34.3 4.05 G0V Yellow MS
Kappa Persei 3h 9 29.7
+44 51' 27
112 3.79 K0III Orange Giant
Lambda Persei 4h 6' 35
+50 21' 5
350 4.29 A0IV Blue White
Sub Giant
Mu Persei 4h 14' 53.8
+48 24' 34
720 4.12 G0Ib Yellow
Supergiant
Nu Persei 3h 45' 11.6
+42 34' 43
556 3.77 F5II White
Bright Giant
Menkib
Arabic: "shoulder"
Xi Persei
3h 58' 57.8
+35 47' 28
1770 3.98 O7.5Iab Blue
Supergiant
Omicron Persei 3h 44' 19.1
+32 17' 18
1500 3.84 B1III Blue Giant
Pi Persei 2h 58' 45.6
+39 39' 46
330 4.68 A2V Blue White MS
Rho Persei 3h 5' 10.5
+38 50' 25
330 3.32v M3III Red Giant variable
Sigma Persei 3h 30' 34.4
+47 59' 43
350 4.36 K3III Orange Giant part of the
Alpha Persei Group
attractive star cluster
Tau Persei 2h 54' 15.4
+52 45' 45
250 3.93 G4III Yellow Giant
Phi Persei 1h 43' 39.6
+50 41' 20
720 4.01 B2V Blue MS
Psi Persei 3h 36' 29.3
+48 11' 34
700 4.32 B5V Blue MS part of the
Alpha Persei Group
attractive star cluster
Omega Persei 3h 11' 17.3
+39 36' 42
300 4.61 K1III Orange Giant
V436
1 Persei
1h 51' 59.3
+55 8' 51
1030 5.53 B1.5V Blue MS
12 Persei 2h 42' 14.9
+40 11' 38
80 4.91 F9V White MS
16 Persei 2h 50' 34.9
+38 19' 7
128 4.22 F2III White Giant
32 Persei 3h 21' 26.5
+43 19' 47
155 4.96 A3V Blue White MS
36 Persei 3h 32' 26.2
+46 3' 26
119 5.30 F4III White Giant
V467
42 Persei
3h 49' 32.6
+33 5' 29
300 5.14 A3V Blue White MS
43 Persei 3h 56' 36.4
+50 41' 43
133 5.28 F5IV White
Sub Giant
49 Persei 4h 8' 15.2
+37 43' 40
144 6.07 K1III Orange Giant
50 Persei 4h 8' 36.5
+38 2' 23
70 5.52 F7V White MS
V468
53 Persei
4h 21' 33.1
+46 29' 56
460 4.80 B4IV Blue
Sub Giant




SPACEDOG - Auriga
Auriga or EE gah The Charioteer
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
*
Capella
say: "ka-PELL-ah"
means: "little she-goat"
Alpha Aurigae
5h 16' 41.3
+45 59' 53
42 .08
10
G5III
+G0III
Yellow Giant
1 Faint Companion
6th Brightest Star
half way between
Celestial Equator and
North Celestial Pole
Menkalinan
"rein-holder's shoulder"
Beta Aurigae
5h 59' 31.7
+44 56' 51
82 1.90 A2 IV Blue White
Bright Giant
1 Faint Companion
Eclipsing Binary
Variable Brightness
Delta
Aurigae
5h 59' 31.6
+54 17' 5
137 3.72 K0III Orange
Giant
*..* Epsilon
Aurigae
5h 1' 58.1
+43 49' 24
2100 3.03v F0 Ia White
Supergiant
4 Faint Companions
Eclipsing Binary
Variable Brightness
among galaxy's brightest
Zeta Aurigae 5h 2' 28.6
+41 4' 33
790 4.00v K4II
+B7V
Orange Bright Giant
faint Blue companion
Eta Aurigae 5h 6' 30.8
+41 14' 4
220 3.18 B3V Blue White
Main Sequence
Theta Aurigae 5h 59' 43.2
+37 12' 45
173 2.65 A0 White Dwarf
Iota Aurigae 4h 56' 59.6
+33 9' 58
510 2.69 K3II Orange Bright Giant
Kappa Aurigae 6h 15' 22.6
+29 29' 53
169 4.32 G8III Yellow Giant
Lambda Aurigae 5h 19' 8.4
+40 5' 57
41 4.69 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
Mu Aurigae 5h 13' 25.6
+38 29' 4
162 4.82 A4 Blue White Dwarf
Nu Aurigae 5h 51' 29.3
+39 8' 55
215 3.97 K0III Orange Giant
Psi 5 Aurigae 6h 46' 44.3
+43 34' 39
54 5.24 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
9 Aurigae 5h 6' 40.6
+51 35' 52
85 4.98 F0V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Taurus
Taurus TOR us The Bull
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
*
Aldebaran
al DEB er on
"the follower"
Alpha Tauri
4h 35' 55.2
+16 30' 33
65 0.87
13
K5 III Orange Red Giant
1 Faint Companion
Adjacent to
but not part of
The Hyades
El Nath
"the butting one"
Beta Tauri
5h 26' 17.5
+28 36' 27
131 1.65 B7 III Blue Giant Often Considered
part of Auriga
Tip of Northern Horn
Zeta Tauri 5h 37' 38.6
+21 8' 33
420 2.97 B4III Blue
Giant
Tip of Southern Horn
Lambda Tauri 4h 0' 40.8
+12 29' 25
370 3.41 B3V
A4IV
Blue Main Seq
Blue White Sub Giant
Mu Tauri 4h 15' 32
+8 53' 32
430 4.27 B3IV Blue
Sub Giant
Nu Tauri 4h 3' 9.3
+5 59' 22
129 3.01 A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
Psi Tauri 4h 7' 0.4
+29 0' 5
90 5.21 F1V White
Main Sequence
5 Tauri 3h 30' 52.3
+12 56' 12
360 4.14 K0II-III Orange
Bright Giant
10 Tauri 3h 36' 52.3
+0 24' 6
45 4.29 F9V White
Main Sequence
39 Tauri 4h 5' 20.2
+22 0' 32
55 5.90 G5V Yellow
Main Sequence
104 Tauri 5h 7' 27
+18 38' 42
52 4.91 G4V Yellow
Main Sequence
111 Tauri 5h 24' 25.4
+17 23' 0
48 5.0 F8V White
Main Sequence
The Hyades HIGH uh deez The Nymphs
Gamma Tauri 4h 19' 47.5
+15 37' 39
154 3.65 G8III Yellow Giant Vertex of the V
of the Hyades

Dela 1 Tauri
Dela 2 Tauri
Dela 3 Tauri
4h 22' 56
+17 32' 33
153 3.77 G8III Yellow
Giant
4h 24' 5.7
+17 26' 38
148 4.80 A7V Blue White
Main Sequence
4h 25' 29.3
+17 55' 41
148 4.30 A2IV Blue White
Sub Giant
Ain
"bull's eye"
Epsilon Tauri
4h 28' 36.9
+19 10' 49
155 3.53 K0 III Orange Giant Opposite Aldebaran
in the V of Hyades
Theta 1 Tauri 4h 28' 34.4
+15 57' 44
158 3.84 G7III Yellow
Giant
possible wide
orbital binary
Theta 2 Tauri 4h 28' 39.7
+15 52' 15
149 3.40 A7III Blue White
Giant
Sigma 1 Tauri
Sigma 1 Tauri
4h 39' 9.2
+15 47' 59
152 5.08 A4 Blue White
Main Sequence
4h 39' 16.4
+15 55' 5
159 4.67 A5V Blue White
Main Sequence
Pi Tauri 4h 26' 36.4
+14 42' 49
450 4.69 G7III Yellow
Giant
The Pleiades PLEE uh deez The 7 Sisters
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alcyone
Eta Tauri
3h 47' 29
+24 6' 18
370 2.85 B7III Blue
Giant
Brightest star
of the Pleiades
Celaeno
16 Tauri
3h 44' 48.1
+24 17' 22
370 5.45 B7IV Blue
Sub Giant
M 45

Stellar Nursery
about 415 ly away
an
excellent example
of how some stars
are likely formed
and
one of the most
beautiful naked
eye objects
in the sky.

Appearing as
a Tiny Dipper,
most people can
make out five or six,
but it actually contains
hundreds of baby stars
9 of which are named
- the Seven Sisters
and their parents
- from Greek
Mythology.

The entire cluster
is enveloped in
a faint blue nebulosity,
the remains of the cloud
from which they formed.
Electra
17 Tauri
3h 44' 52.5
+24 6' 48
330 3.72 B6III Blue
Giant
18 Tauri 3h 45' 9.7
+24 50' 21
370 5.66 B8V Blue
Main Sequence
Taygeta
19 Tauri
3h 45' 12.4
+24 28' 2
370 4.30 B6V Blue
Main Sequence
Maia
20 Tauri
3h 45' 49.5
+24 22' 4
360 3.87 B8III Blue
Giant

Asterope
21 Tauri
3h 45' 54.3
+24 33' 17
390 5.76 B8V Blue
Main Sequence
22 Tauri 3h 46' 2.8
+24 31' 41
350 6.43 A0V Blue
Main Sequence
Merope
23 Tauri
3h 46' 19.5
+23 56' 54
360 4.18 B6IV Blue
Sub Giant

Atlas
The Father
27 Tauri
3h 49' 9.7
+24 3' 12
380 3.62 B8III Blue
Giant
Pleione
The Mother
BU (28) Tauri
3h 49' 11.1
+24' 8' 12
390 5.05 B8V Blue
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Cetus
Cetus SEE tuss The Whale
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Menkar
Arabic: "nostrils, nose"
Alpha Ceti
3h 2' 16.7
+4 5' 23
220 2.54 M2 III Red
Giant
Ceti Alpha 5
was featured in
- Star Trek II -
The Wrath of Khan
Diphda
aka - Deneb Kaitos
"the sea-monster's tail"
Beta Ceti
0h 43' 35.3
-17 59' 12
96 2.04 K0 III Orange
Giant
Kaffaljidhma
"sea-monster's head"
Gamma Ceti
2h 43' 18
+3 14' 9
82 3.47
3.7 + 6.4
A3 V
F7
Blue White
and White
Main Sequence
Delta Ceti 2h 39' 28.9
+0 19' 43
650 4.08 B2 IV Blue
Sub Giant
Epsilon Ceti 2h 39' 33.7
-11 52' 20
88 4.83 F5 V
F6 V
Binary White
Main Sequence
Baiten Kaitos
Zeta Ceti
1h 51' 27.5
-10 20' 6
260 3.74 K0 III Orange Giant
Eta Ceti 1h 8' 35.3
-10 10' 56
118 3.46 K2 III Orange Giant
Theta Ceti 1h 24' 1.3
-8 11' 1
115 3.60 K0 III Orange Giant
Iota Ceti 0h 19' 25.6
-8 49' 26
290 3.56 K2 III Orange Giant
Kappa 1
Ceti
3h 19' 21.6
+3 22' 13
30 4.84 G5 V Yellow
Main Sequence
Kappa 2
Ceti
3h 21' 6.7
+3 40' 32
290 5.70 G8.5 III Yellow Giant
Mu Ceti 2h 44' 56.5
+10 6' 51
84 4.27 F1 III-IV White
Giant
Mira
Omicron Ceti
2h 19' 20.7
-2 58' 39
420 3.45
( 2 - 10 )
M6 III Red Giant Variable Star
331.65 Day Cycle
Star Trek - the spores
Sigma Ceti 2h 32' 5.1
-15 14' 41
84 4.74 F5V White
Main Sequence
Tau Ceti
1h 44' 4
-15 56' 15
11.9 3.49 G8 V Yellow
Dwarf
18th Nearest - and
most similar to ours
of all nearby stars
Phi 1 Ceti 0h 44' 11.3
-10 36' 34
210 4.77 K0 III Orange
Giant
Phi 2 Ceti 0h 50' 7.5
-10 38' 40
51 5.17 F7 IV-V White
Sub Giant
Phi 3 Ceti 0h 56' 1.4
-11 16' 0
520 5.35 K4 III Orange
Giant
Phi 4 Ceti 0h 58' 43.8
-11 22' 49
315 5.62 G7 III Yellow
Giant
Chi Ceti 1h 49' 35
-10 41' 1
77 4.66 F3 III White
Giant
6 Ceti
HR 33
0h 11' 15.8
-15 28' 5
62 4.89 F7 V White
Main Sequence
9 Ceti
HR 88
0h 22' 51.7
-12 12' 34
66 5.39 G3V Yellow
Main Sequence
13 Ceti
HR 142
0h 35' 14.8
-3 35' 34
69 5.20 F8V White
Main Sequence
18 Ceti
HR 203
0h 45' 28.6
-12 52' 51
104 6.15 G2 V Yellow
Main Sequence
37 Ceti
HR 366
1h 14' 24
-7 55' 23
79 5.14 F5 V White
Main Sequence
40 Ceti 1h 16' 59
-2 16' 44
97 6.52 F8 White Dwarf
79 Ceti 2h 35' 19.9
-3 33' 38
117 6.83 G5 IV Yellow
Sub Giant
84 Ceti
HR 790
2h 41' 13.9
-0 41' 45
70 5.72 F7 IV White
Sub Giant
94 Ceti
HR 962
3h 12' 46.4
-1 11' 46
73 5.07 F8 V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Fornax
Fornax FOR nax The Furnace
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha
Fornacis
3h 12' 4.2
-28 59' 14
46 3
4.04 + 7.19
F8 V
G7 V
White + Yellow
Main Seq Binary
Beta
Fornacis
2h 49' 5.4
-32 24' 22
169 4.45 G8 III Yellow
Giant
Gamma 1
Fornacis
2h 49' 50.9
-24 33' 37
360 6.14 K1 III Orange Giant
Gamma 2
Fornacis
2h 49' 54.1
-27 56' 31
550 5.39 A1 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Delta
Fornacis
3h 42' 14.9
-31 56' 18
730 4.99 B5 III Blue Giant
Epsilon
Fornacis
3h 1' 37.6
-28 5' 29
99 5.88 G8/K0V Orange Yellow
Main Sequence
Zeta
Fornacis
2h 59' 36.1
-25 16' 27
105 5.69 F3V White
Main Sequence
Iota 1
Fornacis
2h 36' 9.2
-30 2' 41
650 5.74 G8/K0III Yellow Orange
Main Sequence
Iota 2
Fornacis
2h 38' 18.6
-30 11' 40
116 5.84 F5V White
Main Sequence
Kappa
Fornacis
2h 22' 32.5
-23 48' 59
71 5.19 G2 V Yellow
Main Sequence
Lambda 1
Fornacis
2h 33' 7
-34 39' 0
380 5.91 K0III Orange Giant
Lambda 2
Fornacis
2h 36' 58.5
-34 34' 42
83 5.78 G1 V Yellow
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Eridanus
Eridanus eh RID en us The River
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Achernar
means: "river's end"
Alpha Eridani
1h 37' 42.9
-57 14' 12
144 .5 B3 V Blue
Main Sequence
only visible
south of 30 N
Cursa
"giant's footstool"
Beta Eridani
5h 7' 50.9
-5 5' 11
89 2.8 A3 III Blue White
Giant
Zurak
means "boat"
Gamma Eridani
3h 58' 1.7
-13 30' 3
220 3 M1 III Red
Giant
Rana
Delta Eridani
3h 43' 14.8
-9 45' 48
29.5 3.5 K0 IV Orange
Sub Giant
Epsilon
Eridani
3h 32' 55.8
-9 27' 30
10.5 3.72 K2 V Orange
Main Sequence
9th Closest
Zibal
means "ostriches"
Zeta Eridani
3h 15' 49.9
-8 49' 11
120 4.8 A5 Blue White
Azha
means "ostrich nest"
Eta Eridani
2h 56' 25.6
-8 53' 53
133 3.89 K1 III-IV Orange Giant
Theta 1 Eridani
Acamar
means "River's End"
Theta 2 Eridani
2h 58' 15.6
-40 18' 17
161 3.28
4.36
A4 III
A1 V
Blue White
Giant + Main Seq
Wide Orbital
Binary System
2h 58' 16.2
-40 18' 16
Iota Eridani 2h 40' 40
-39 51' 19
145 4.11 K0 III Orange Giant
Beid
Omicron 1 Eridani
4h 11' 51.9
-6h 50' 16
125 4.04 F2 II-III Blue White
Bright Giant
Omicron 2
Eridani
4h 15' 16.3
-7 39' 10
16.4 4.43 K1V Orange
Main Sequence
One of the
Closest Stars
Tau 1
Eridani
2h 45' 6.1
-18 34' 21
46 4.47 F 5/6 V White
Main Sequence
Tau 3
Eridani
3h 2' 23.5
-23 37' 28
86 4.08 A4 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Tau 6
Eridani
3h 46' 50.8
-23 14' 59
58.4 4.22 F3/5 V White
Main Sequence
Chi Eridani 1h 55' 57.4
-51 36' 32
57 3.69 G8.5 IV Yellow
Sub Giant
53 Eridani 4h 38' 10.7
-14 18' 15
109 3.86 K2 III Orange
Giant
58 Eridani 4h 47' 36.2
-16 56' 4
43 5.49 G1 V Yellow
Main Sequence
82 Eridani
e Eridani
3h 19' 55.7
-43 4' 11
20 4.26 G8 V Yellow
Main Sequence
One of the
Closest Stars
p Eridani
1h 39' 47.2
-56 11' 44
27 5.76 K0 V Orange
Main Sequence
One of the
Closest Stars
q1 Eridani 1h 42' 29.4
-53 44' 26
57 5.52 F8 V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Lepus
Lepus LEE pus The Hare
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Arneb
means: "hare"
Alpha Leporis
5h 32' 43.7
-17 49' 20
1280 2.58 F0 Ib White Supergiant
Nihal
"drinking camels"
Beta Leporis
5h 28' 14.7
-20 45' 34
159 2.81 G5 II Yellow
Giant
Gamma A Leporis 5h 44' 27.8
-22 26' 54
29 3.8 F6 V White
Main Sequence
Wide
Orbital
Binary
Gamma B Leporis 5h 44' 26.5
-22 25' 18
6.4 K2 V Orange
Main Sequence
Delta
Leporis
5h 51' 19.2
-20 52' 45
112 3.76 G8 III Yellow Giant
Epsilon
Leporis
5h 5' 27.6
-22 22' 16
230 3.19 K5 III Orange Giant
Zeta
Leporis
5h 46' 57.3
-14 49' 19
70 3.55 A2 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Eta
Leporis
5h 56' 24.2
-14 10' 4
49 3.71 F1 V White
Main Sequence
Theta
Leporis
6h 6' 9.3
-14 56' 7
170 4.71 A1 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Iota
Leporis
5h 12' 17.8
-11 52' 9
184 3.29 B9 IV Blue
Sub Giant
Mu
Leporis
5h 12' 55.8
-16 12' 20
184 3.29 B9 Blue
Main Sequence
Crimson Star
R Leporis
4h 59' 36.4
-14 28' 21
820 ~ 8
5.5 - 10.5
C7 Rare Carbon Star
- 432 day Variable -




SPACEDOG - Monoceros
Monoceros mon O se rose The Unicorn
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha
Monocerotis
7h 41' 14.8
-9 33' 4
280 3.94 K0III Orange Giant

Beta
Monocerotis
Beta Mon A
Beta Mon B
Beta Mon C
Beta Mon D
6h 28' 48.9
-7 1' 59
690 3.8

4.63
4.90
5.38
12
B3V Blue Main
Sequence
Trinary System
with at least one
Faint Companion
6h 28' 49.4
-7 2' 4
6h 28' 49.4
-7 2' 4
-
Gamma
Monocerotis
6h 14' 51.3
-6 16' 29
650 3.99 K3III Orange Giant
Delta
Monocerotis
7h 11' 51.8
-0 29' 34
375 4.15 A2V Blue White
Main Sequence
Wide
Unrelated
Binocular
Double
Epsilon 1
Monocerotis
6h 23' 46
+4 35' 34
128 4.39 A5IV Blue White
Sub Giant
Epsilon 2
Monocerotis
6h 23' 46.5
+4 35' 44
79 6.72 F5V White
Main Sequence
Zeta
Monocerotis
8h 8' 35.6
-2 59' 2
1900 4.36 G2Ib Yellow
Supergiant
V474
1 Monocerotis
5h 59' 1
-9 22' 56
320 6.15 F2IV White
Sub Giant
2 Monocerotis 5h 59' 4.3
-9 33' 30
330 5.04 A6 Blue White
Main Sequence
3 Monocerotis 6h 1' 50.3
-10 35' 53
980 4.92 B5III Blue
Giant
13 Monocerotis 6h 32' 54.2
+7 19' 58
1500 4.47 A0Ib Blue White
Supergiant
S (15) Monocerotis 6h 40' 58.6
+9 53' 44
1020 4.66 O7 Blue
Main Sequence
brightest member of
the star cluster
NGC 2264
18 Monocerotis 6h 47' 51.6
+2 24' 44
370 4.48 K0III Orange
Giant
V637
19 Monocerotis
7h 2' 54.6
-4 14' 21
1100 4.99 B1V Blue
Main Sequence
20 Monocerotis 7h 10' 13.6
-4 14' 14
210 4.91 K0III Orange
Giant
V571
21 Monocerotis
7h 11' 23.5
-0 18' 7
260 5.44 F2V White
Main Sequence
23 Monocerotis 7h 13' 18.3
-0 15' 34
11000s 6.68 F0 White
Main Sequence
V645
28 Monocerotis
8h 1' 13.2
-1 23' 33
470 4.69 K4III Orange
Giant
T Monocerotis 6h 25' 13
+7 5' 9
4300s 5.59 F7Iab
K1Iab
White Supergiant
Orange Supergiant




SPACEDOG - Canis Major
Canis Major KAY nis MAY jor The Greater Dog
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.

Sirius
say: "SEE-ree-us"
aka - Isis - Dog Star
Alpha
Canis Majoris
6h 45' 9
-16 42' 58
8.6 -1.5 A1 V Blue-White
Sub-Giant
1 Companion
White Dwarf
Brightest Star
5th Closest
shone bright Red
only 2000 yrs. ago
Sirius B
"The Pup"
aka - The Dogon Star
- . . . Close orbiting
White Dwarf
50 year orbit of Sirius
Dogon tribe of Africa
has ancient knowledge of
Mirzam
Nose of the Dog
Beta Canis Majoris
6h 22' 42
-17 57' 22
499 2 B1 II-III Blue Giant slightly variable
Muliphen
Ear of the Dog
Gamma Canis Majoris
7h 3' 45
-15 38' 0
403 4.1 B8 II Blue Giant
Wezen
means: "the weight"
Delta Canis Majoris
7h 8' 23
-26 23' 35
1800 1.8 F8 Ia White
Supergiant
Adhara
means: "the virgins"
Epsilon Canis Majoris
6h 58' 37
-28 58' 20
430 1.5 B2 II Blue Giant
Zeta Canis Majoris 6h 20' 19
-30 3' 48
340 3 B2.5 V Blue
Main Sequence
Aludra
means: "virginity"
Tail of the Dog
Eta Canis Majoris
7h 24' 6
-29 18' 11
3200 2.4 B5 Ia Blue
Supergiant
Theta
Canis Majoris
6h 54' 11
-12 2' 19
250 4 K4III Orange
Giant
Lambda
Canis Majoris
6h 28' 10
-32 34' 49
410 4 B4 V Blue
Main Sequence
Mu Canis Majoris 6h 56' 6
-14 2' 37
910 5 G5III
A2
Yellow Giant
Blue White MS
Nu 1A
Canis Majoris
6h 36' 23
-18 39' 36
280 5 G8
K0 III
Yellow MS
Orange Giant
Nu 1B
Canis Majoris
6h 36' 22
-18 19' 38
400 8 F3 IV-V White
Main Sequence
Nu 2
Canis Majoris
6h 36' 41
-19 15' 22
65 4 K1 III+ Orange
Giant
Nu 3
Canis Majoris
6h 37' 53
-18 14' 15
465 4.5 K1 III Orange
Giant
Pi Canis Majoris 6h 55' 37
-20 8' 11
95 4.6 F2 IV-V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Canis Minor
Canis Minor KAY nis MY nor The Lesser Dog
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Procyon
say: "pro-SIGH-on"
Alpha Canis Minoris
7h 39' 18.1
+5 13' 30
11.3 .4 F5 IV Yellow-White
Sub-Giant
1 Companion
White Dwarf
8th Brightest
star in the sky
14th Nearest known
Gomeisa
say: "go-MAY-sa"
Beta Canis Minoris
7h 27' 9
+8 17' 21
170 2.89 B8 V Blue
Main Sequence
Gamma
Canis Minoris
7h 28' 9.7
+8 55' 32
400 4.33 K3 III Orange Giant




SPACEDOG - Orion
Orion oh RYE in The Hunter
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
*..*.
Betelgeuse
BET el jooze
- not "Beetle Juice"
"House of the Twins"
Alpha Orionis
5h 55' 10.3
+7 24' 55
430 0.45 M2Ib Red
Supergiant
Eastern Shoulder
Among Brightest
Larger in diameter
than the orbit of Venus
5 Very Faint
Companions
.
..
Rigel
Arabic der.: "Foot"
Beta Orionis
5h 14' 32.3
-8 12' 6
770 0.18 B8Ia Blue
Supergiant
Among Brightest
3 Very Faint
Companions
Bellatrix
Amazon Warrior's name
Gamma Orionis
5h 25' 7.8
+6 20' 59
240 1.64 B2III Blue
Giant
Western Shoulder
Delta 1 Orionis
Mintaka
Arabic "belt"
Delta 2 Orionis
5h 32' 0.3
-0 17' 57
920 2.25 09.5II+ Blue
Bright Giant
Double Star
Unrelated
Spectroscopic Binary
Western Star in
Orion's Belt
5h 32' 0.4
-0 17' 4
920s 6.77 B2V Blue
Main Sequence
Alnilam
"String of Pearls"
Epsilon Orionis
5h 36' 12.7
-1 12' 7
1300 1.69 B0Iae Blue
Supergiant
Middle Star in
Orion's Belt
Alnitak
Arabic "Belt"
Zeta Orionis
5h 40' 45.5
-1 56' 34
820 1.82 O9.5Ib Blue
Supergiant
Eastern Star
in Orion's Belt
3.95 B0III Blue
Giant
Eta Orionis 5h 24' 28.6
-2 23' 49
900 3.35 B1V
B2
Blue
Main Sequence
Tight Binary



Theta 1A
Theta 1B
Theta 1C
Theta 1D
Theta 1 Orionis
The Trapezium
Theta 2 Orionis
Theta 2A
Theta 2B
5h 35' 16.4
-5 23' 23
1500s 4.96 O6 Blue
Main Sequence
The Trapezium
is a multiple
star grouping
surrounded by
the Orion Nebula
- M42 and M43 -
and outlines the
Sword of Orion
5h 36' 16
-5 23' 7
7.49v B0V
A5
Blue & Blue White
Main Sequence
5h 35' 17.2
-5 23' 13
6.35 B0.5V Blue
Main Sequence
5h 35' 15.8
-5 23' 14
7.20 O7 Blue
Main Sequence
5h 35' 22.8
-5 24' 58
1900s 4.98 O9.5V Blue
Main Sequence
5h 35' 26.3
-5 24' 58
6.02 B1V Blue
Main Sequence
Iota Orionis 5h 35' 25.9
-5 54' 36
1300 2.75 O9III Blue
Giant
Saiph
Kappa Orionis
5h 47' 45.3
-9 40' 11
720 2.07 B0.5Ia Blue
Supergiant
Lambda 1
Meissa
Lambda Orionis
Lambda 2
5h 35' 8.2
+9 56' 3
1060 3.50 O8 Blue
Main Sequence
5h 35' 8.4
+9 56' 6
5.45 B0.5V Blue
Main Sequence
Mu Orionis 6h 2' 23
+9 38' 51
152 4.12 A Blue White
Main Sequence
Nu Orionis 6h 7' 34.3
+14 46' 6
530 4.42 B3V Blue
Main Sequence
Xi Orionis 6h 11' 56.4
+14 12' 31
630 4.45 B3IV Blue
Sub Giant
Omicron 1
Orionis
4h 52' 31.9
+14 15' 2
540 4.71 M3 Red
Main Sequence
Omicron 2
Orionis
4h 56' 22.2
+13 30' 52
169 4.06 K2III Orange
Giant
Pi 1 Orionis 4h 54' 53.7
+10 9' 3
121 4.64 A0V Blue White
Main Sequence
marking the
Bow of Orion
Pi 2 Orionis 4h 50' 36.7
+8 54' 1
194 4.35 A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
Pi 3 Orionis 4h 49' 50.3
+6 57' 41
260 3.19 F6V White
Main Sequence
Pi 4 Orionis 4h 51' 12.3
+5 36' 18
1300 3.68 B2III
B2IV
Blue Giant and Blue
Main Sequence
Pi 5 Orionis 4h 54' 15
+2 26' 26
1340 3.71 B3III
B0V
Blue Giant
and Blue
Main Sequence
Pi 6 Orionis 4h 58' 32.8
+1 42' 51
950 4.47 K2II Orange
Bright Giant
Rho Orionis 5h 13' 17.4
+2 51' 40
340 4.67 K3III Orange
Giant
Sigma Orionis 5h 38' 44.7
-2 36' 0
1150 3.77 O9.5V Blue
Main Sequence
Tau Orionis 5h 17' 36.3
-6 50' 40
550 3.59 B5III Blue
Giant
Upsilon Orionis 5h 31' 55.8
-7 18' 6
1550 4.62 B0V Blue
Main Sequence
Phi 1 Orionis 5h 34' 49.2
+9 29' 22
1000 4.39 B0IV Blue
Main Sequence
Phi 2
Orionis
5h 36' 54.3
+9 17' 26
116 4.09 G8III-IV Yellow
Giant
Chi 1
Orionis
5h 54' 22.9
+20 16' 34
28 4.39 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
Chi 2 Orionis 6h 3' 55.2
+20 8' 18
2300s 4.64 B2Ia Blue
Supergiant
Psi 1 Orionis 5h 24' 44.8
+1 50' 47
1100 4.89 B1V Blue
Main Sequence
Psi 2 Orionis 5h 26' 50.2
+3 5' 44
1400 4.59 B2IV Blue
Sub Giant
Omega Orionis 5h 39' 11.1
+4 7' 17
1600 4.50 B3III Blue
Giant
13 Orionis 5h 7' 38.3
+9 28' 19
92 6.15 G1IV Yellow
Sub Giant
29 Orionis 5h 23' 56.8
-7 48' 29
174 4.13 G8III Yellow
Giant
27 Orionis 5h 24' 28.9
-0 53' 29
172 5.07 K0III Orange
Giant
71 Orionis 6h 14' 50.8
+19 9' 23
69 5.20 F6V White
Main Sequence
74 Orionis 6h 16' 26.6
+12 16' 20
64 5.04 F5IV-V White
Sub Giant




SPACEDOG - Gemini
Gemini GEM in eye The Twins
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.


Castor
Alpha 1 Geminorum
Alpha 2 Geminorum
Alpha 3 Geminorum
7h 34' 35.9
+31 53' 18
52 1.6
1.93
2.97
9.83v
A2 V
A1 V
M1 V
2 pairs of
Blue White
Sub Giants
and 1 pair of
Red Dwarfs
Triple Binary Syatem
Six stars total
- in a complex
orbital pattern
7h 34' 37.6
+31 52' 11
Pollux
Beta Geminorum
7h 45' 18.9
+28 1' 34
33.7 1.16 K0 III Orange Giant
Alhena
Gamma Geminorum
6h 37' 42.7
+16 23' 57
105 1.93 A0 IV Blue White
Sub Giant
Wasat
Delta Geminorum
7h 20' 7.3
+21 58' 56
59 3.5
8
F0 IV
?
White Sub Giant
1 Faint Companion
Pluto discovered
near this star, 1930
Mebsuta
Epsilon Geminorum
6h 44' 20.4
+25 07' 25.6
900 3 A6-A9 Blue White
Mekbuda
Zeta Geminorum
7h 04' 30.5
+20 33' 34.8
1168 4 G3Ibv Yellow
Supergiant
Propus
Eta Geminorum
6h 15' 16.9
+22 30' 14.8
350 3.38 M3 III Red
Giant
Lambda
Geminorum
7h 18' 5.5
+16 32' 25
94 3.58 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Xi
Geminorum
6h 45' 17.3
+12 53' 44
57 3.35 F5 IV White
Sub Giant
Rho
Geminorum
7h 29' 6.6
+31 47' 4
60 4.16 F0 V White
Main Sequence
Sigma
Geminorum
7h 43' 18.7
+28 53' 0
122 4.23 K1 III Orange Giant
37 Geminorum 6h 55' 18.6
+25 22' 32
56 5.74 G0 V Yellow
Main Sequence
38 Geminorum 6h 54' 38.6
+13 10' 40
91 4.73 F0 V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Auriga
Auriga or EE gah The Charioteer
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
*
Capella
say: "ka-PELL-ah"
means: "little she-goat"
Alpha Aurigae
5h 16' 41.3
+45 59' 53
42 .08
10
G5III
+G0III
Yellow Giant
1 Faint Companion
6th Brightest Star
half way between
Celestial Equator and
North Celestial Pole
Menkalinan
"rein-holder's shoulder"
Beta Aurigae
5h 59' 31.7
+44 56' 51
82 1.90 A2 IV Blue White
Bright Giant
1 Faint Companion
Eclipsing Binary
Variable Brightness
Delta
Aurigae
5h 59' 31.6
+54 17' 5
137 3.72 K0III Orange
Giant
*..* Epsilon
Aurigae
5h 1' 58.1
+43 49' 24
2100 3.03v F0 Ia White
Supergiant
4 Faint Companions
Eclipsing Binary
Variable Brightness
among galaxy's brightest
Zeta Aurigae 5h 2' 28.6
+41 4' 33
790 4.00v K4II
+B7V
Orange Bright Giant
faint Blue companion
Eta Aurigae 5h 6' 30.8
+41 14' 4
220 3.18 B3V Blue White
Main Sequence
Theta Aurigae 5h 59' 43.2
+37 12' 45
173 2.65 A0 White Dwarf
Iota Aurigae 4h 56' 59.6
+33 9' 58
510 2.69 K3II Orange Bright Giant
Kappa Aurigae 6h 15' 22.6
+29 29' 53
169 4.32 G8III Yellow Giant
Lambda Aurigae 5h 19' 8.4
+40 5' 57
41 4.69 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
Mu Aurigae 5h 13' 25.6
+38 29' 4
162 4.82 A4 Blue White Dwarf
Nu Aurigae 5h 51' 29.3
+39 8' 55
215 3.97 K0III Orange Giant
Psi 5 Aurigae 6h 46' 44.3
+43 34' 39
54 5.24 G0V Yellow
Main Sequence
9 Aurigae 5h 6' 40.6
+51 35' 52
85 4.98 F0V White
Main Sequence