Spacedog
Spacedog
The North Pole

SPACEDOG - Ursa Major
Ursa Major ER sa MAY jor Big Bear - Big Dipper
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha A Ursae Majoris
Alpha B Ursae Majoris
Dubhe
Arabic: "bear"
DOO bee
Alpha C Ursae Majoris
11h 3' 43.6
+61 45' 3
124 2.02
4.95
K0II-III
A8V
Orange Giant
Blue White Main Seq.
The Big Dipper

To find the North Star,
imagine a line between
the two stars marking
the front of the cup
- Dubhe and Merak
(aka Alpha and Beta)
- continue that line up
about 5 times its length
points right to Polaris

This Constellation
is known as
The Government
in Chinese Mythology.

These 7 stars are
all of similar makeup
and relatively close to
each other - and to us
- likely a common origin.

To find the Ecliptic
(the orbital plane
of the Solar System),
the curve of the handle
of the Big Dipper "arcs" to
Arcturus (Alpha Bootis) -
continue the same arc to
Spica (Alpha Virginis)
- right on the Ecliptic -
with Blue Regulus
(Alpha Leonis)
to the west
and Red Antares
(Alpha Scorpii)
to the east.
11h 3' 22
+61 39' 16
160 7.14 F White
Dwarf
Merak
Arabic: "flank"
Beta Ursae Majoris
11h 1' 50.4
+56 22' 56
79 2.34 A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
Phecda
Arabic: "thigh"
Gamma Ursae Majoris
11h 53' 49.8
+53 41' 41
84 2.41 A0V Blue White
Main Sequence
Megrez
Arabic: "root of the tail"
Delta Ursae Majoris
12h 15' 25.5
+57 1' 57
81 3.32 A3V Blue White
Main Sequence
Alioth
Arabic: "bull"
Epsilon Ursae Majoris
12h 54' 1.7
+55 57' 35
62 1.76 A0 Blue White
Main Sequence
Mizar
Arabic: "groin"
Zeta Ursae Majoris
13h 23' 55.5
+54 55' 31
78 2.25 A2 V Blue White
Main Sequence
- Optical Double -

Arabs, Native Americans
used as test of eyesight
- aka: Horse and Rider -
Alcor
aka: Suha
Arabic: "overlooked"
80 Ursae Majoris
13h 25' 13.5
+54 59' 17
81 3.99 A5 V
Alkaid
or Benetnasch
both from the Arabic:
"chief of the mourners"
Eta Ursae Majoris
13h 47' 32.3
+49 18' 48
101 1.85 B3 V Blue Main Seq
Theta
Ursae Majoris
9h 32' 51.3
+51 40' 38
44 3.17 F6IV White
Sub Giant
26 Ursae Majoris 9h 34' 49.4
+52 3' 5
270 4.47 A2V Blue White
Main Sequence
Talitha
Arabic: "third leap"
Iota Ursae Majoris
8h 59' 12.4
+48 2' 30
48 3.12 A7 IV Blue White
Sub Giant
Third Leap
of the Gazelle
Kappa
Ursae Majoris
9h 3' 37.5
+47 9' 24
423 3.57 A1V(i+) Blue White
Main Sequence
Tania
Borealis
"northern second leap"
Lambda Ursae Majoris
10h 17' 5.7
+42 54' 52
134 3.45 A2IV Blue White
Sub Giant
Second Leap
of the Gazelle
Tania
Australis
"southern second leap"
Mu Ursae Majoris
10h 22' 19.7
+41 29' 58
250 3.06 M0III Red
Giant
Alula Borealis
"northern second leap"
Nu Ursae Majoris
11h 18' 28.7
+33 5' 39
420 3.49 K3III Orange
Giant
First Leap
of the Gazelle
Xi 1 Ursae Majoris
Alula Australis
"southern second leap"
Xi 2 Ursae Majoris
11h 18' 10.9
+31 31' 45
25.8 4.41
4.87
G0V
G0V
Yellow
Main Sequence
Binary
Muscida
Latin: "muzzle"
Omicron Ursae Majoris
8h 30' 15.8
+60 43' 5
184 3.35 G4II-III Yellow
Bright Giant
Pi 1 Ursae Majoris 8h 39' 11.7
+65 1' 15
47 5.63 G1.5V Yellow
Main Sequence
Pi 2 Ursae Majoris 8h 40' 12.9
+64 19' 41
250 4.59 K2III Orange
Giant
Rho Ursae Majoris 9h 2' 32.7
+67 37' 47
290 4.74 M3III Red
Giant
Sigma 1
Ursae Majoris
9h 8' 23.5
+66 52' 24
500 5.15 K5III Orange
Giant
Sigma 2A
Sigma 2B
Ursae Majoris
9h 10' 23.1
+67 8' 4
67 4.92
8.85
F6IV
K
White Sub Giant
Orange Dwarf
Tau Ursae Majoris 9h 10' 55
+63 30' 49
122 4.67 A Blue White
Dwarf
Upsilon
Ursae Majoris
9h 50' 59.3
+59 2' 19
115 3.78 F2IV White
Sub Giant
Phi 1 Ursae Majoris
Phi 2 Ursae Majoris
9h 52' 6.3
+54 3' 51
440 5.28
5.39
A3IV
A3IV
Blue White
Sub Giant
Binary
Chi
Ursae Majoris
11h 46' 3
+47 46' 46
196 3.69 K2III Orange
Giant
Psi
Ursae Majoris
11h 9' 39.7
+44 29' 54
147 3.0 K1III Orange
Giant
Omega
Ursae Majoris
10h 53' 58.7
+43 11' 24
270 4.66 A1V Blue White
Main Sequence
15 Ursae Majoris 9h 8' 52.2
+51 36' 16
95 4.46 A Blue White
Dwarf
16 Ursae Majoris 9h 14' 20.6
+61 25' 24
64 5.18 F9V White
Main Sequence
23 Ursae Majoris 9h 31' 31.7
+63 3' 43
76 3.65 F0IV White
Sub Giant
36 Ursae Majoris 10h 30' 37.5
+55 58' 50
42 4.82 F8V White
Main Sequence
37 Ursae Majoris 10h 35' 9.6
+57 4' 57
86 5.16 F1V White
Main Sequence
61 Ursae Majoris 11h 41' 2.9
+34 12' 5
31 5.31 G8V Yellow
Main Sequence
78A Ursae Majoris
78B Ursae Majoris
13h 0' 43.7
+56 21' 59
81 5.07
8.16
F2V
K
White Main Seq
Orange Dwarf
L21185
Ursae Majoris
11h 3' 20.2
+35 58' 13
8.3 7.49 M2V Red
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Ursa Minor
Ursa Minor ER sa MY nor Lesser Bear - Little Dipper
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.


. .
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Polaris
aka: The Lodestar
Stella Maris, Cynosure
and The Star of the Sea
The North Star
Alpha Ursae Minoris
2h 31' 50.5
+89 15' 51
430 1.97
9
F7 Ib-II
F3 V
White Supergiant
White Main Seq.
Closest to Pole in 2105
Cephid Variable (4 days)
- 49th Brightest star -
"The Engagement Ring"
ring of 7-8 mag stars
just south of Polaris
Kochab
Arabic derv.: "wood"
Beta Ursae Minoris
14h 50' 42.2
+74 9' 20
126 2.07 K4 III Orange
Giant
front top
of the cup of
The Little Dipper

Pherkad
Arabic: "two calves"
Gamma Ursae Minoris
15h 20' 43.6
+71 50' 2
480 3.0 A3 II-III Blue White
Bright Giant
front bottom
of the cup of
The Little Dipper

Unrelated Companion

11 Ursae Minoris 15h 17' 5.8
+71 49' 26
390 5.02 K4III Orange
Giant
Yildun
Turkish - "star"
Delta Ursae Minoris
17h 32' 12.5
+86 35' 11
183 4.35 A1 V Blue White
Main Sequence
adjacent to Polaris
in the handle of
The Little Dipper
Epsilon
Ursae Minoris
16h 45' 57.8
+82 2' 14
345 4.21 G5 III Yellow
Giant
in the handle of
The Little Dipper
adjacent to the cup

Zeta
Ursae Minoris
15h 44' 3.3
+77 47' 40
375 4.29 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
where the handle
meets the cup of
The Little Dipper
Theta
Ursae Minoris
15h 31' 24.7
+77 20' 57
830 5.0 K5III Orange
Giant
Eta
Ursae Minoris
16h 17' 30.2
+75 45' 19
97 4.95 F5V White
Main Sequence
- unrelated pair -
bottom of the cup
underneath the handle
of The Little Dipper
19 Ursae Minoris 16h 10' 49.3
+75 52' 39
670 5.48 B8V Blue
Main Sequence
5 Ursae Minoris 14h 27' 31.4
+75 41' 45
345 4.25 K4III Orange Giant
Lambda
Ursae Minoris
17h 16' 56
+89 2' 15
875 5.31 M1III Red Giant

PUMA
Pi 1A
Pi 1B
Pi 2 Ursae Minoris
15h 29' 15.6
+80 26' 50
72 6.57 G0IV-V
G8IV-V
Binary of
Yellow
Sub Giants
15h 29' 28.3
+80 26' 55
71 7.30 G5
Yellow
Main Sequence
Pi 2 Ursae
Minoris
15h 39' 38.6
+79 59' 0
380 6.89 F2V+F Binary of
White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Draco
Draco DRAY ko The Dragon
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Thuban
Alpha Draconis
14h 4' 23.2
+64 22' 33
310 3.67 A0 III Blue White
Giant
was our Polestar
4000 years ago
Rastaban
"Head of the Dragon"
Beta Draconis
17h 30' 25.8
+52 18' 5
360 2.79 G2 II Yellow
Bright Giant
Eltanin
Gamma Draconis
17h 56' 36.3
+51 29' 20
148 2.24 K5 III Orange Giant
Nodus II
"Second Knot"
aka - Altais
Delta Draconis
19h 12' 33.1
+67 39' 42
100 3.07 G9 III Yellow Giant
Epsilon
Draconis
19h 48' 10.3
+70 16' 4
146 3.84 G7 III Yellow Giant
Nodus I
"First Knot"
Zeta Draconis
17h 8' 47.1
+65 42' 53
349 3.17 B6 III Blue Giant
Eta Draconis 16h 23' 59.3
+61 30' 51
88 2.73 G8 III Yellow Giant
Theta Draconis 16h 1' 53.2
+58 33' 55
68 4.01 F8IV-V White
Sub Giant
Iota Draconis 15h 24' 55.6
+58 57' 57
102 3.29 K2 III Orange
Giant
Giansar
Lambda Draconis
11h 31' 24.2
+69 19' 52
330 3.82 M0 III Red Giant
Mu 1 Draconis
Arrakis
aka - Alrakis
Mu 2 Draconis
17h 5' 19.6
+54 28' 13
88 5.72
5.81
F7V
F7V
Binary of White
Main Sequence
featured in - Dune -
by Frank Herbert
The Desert Planet
Nu 1 Draconis
Nu 2 Draconis
17h 32' 10.4
+55 11' 3
99 4.89
4.86
A6V
A4
Blue White
Main Sequence
Likely Wide
Orbital Binary
17h 32' 15.9
+55 10' 22
Pi Draconis
19h 20' 40.0
+65 42' 52
225 4.60 A2III Blue White
Giant
Sigma
Draconis
19h 32' 21.5
+69 39' 40
18.8 3.55 K0 V Orange
Main Sequence
Chi
Draconis
18h 21' 3.2
+72 43' 58
26 4.67 F7 V White
Main Sequence
Psi 1A Draconis
Psi 1B Draconis
17h 41' 56.2
+72 8' 56
72 4.67
5.87
F5IV-V
G0V
Wide Orbital Binary
White + Yellow
Main Sequence
17h 41' 57.8
+72 9' 25
Psi 2 Draconis 17h 55' 10.9
+72 0' 19
720 5.43 F2.5II-III White Giant
Omega
Draconis
17h 36' 56.9
+68 45' 29
76 4.77 F5 V White
Main Sequence
8 Draconis 12h 55' 28.4
+65 26' 18
94 5.23 A5 Blue White
19 Draconis 16h 56' 1.6
+65 8' 5
49 4.88 F6 V White
Main Sequence
26 Draconis 17h 34' 59.4
+61 52' 30
46 5.23 G0 V Yellow
Main Sequence
35 Draconis 17h 49' 26.8
+76 57' 46
105 5.02 F6 IV-V White
Main Sequence
36 Draconis 18h 13' 53.6
+64 23' 50
77 4.99 F5 V White
Main Sequence
59 Draconis 19h 9' 9.7
+76 33' 38
89 5.11 A9 V Blue White
Main Sequence
HR 5960 15h 57' 47.4
+54 44' 59
110 4.96 F0 IV White
Sub Giant
HR 6237 16h 45' 17.8
+56 46' 55
87 4.84 F2 V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Lyra
Lyra LEER - ah The Harp
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Vega
VAY - ga
"eagle" or "vulture"
Alpha Lyrae
18h 36' 56.2
+38 47' 1
25.3 .03 A0 V Blue White
Main Sequence
- Summer Triangle -
one of closest stars
Sheliak
means "harp"
aka - Beta Struve
Beta Lyrae
18h 50' 4.7
+33 21' 46
880 3.52 B7 V
A8 (i+)
Blue and Blue White
Main Sequence
Close Orbital Binary
in a 12 day orbit
gas stream exchange
Sulaphat
means "tortoise"
Gamma Lyrae
18h 58' 56.5
+32 41' 22
630 3.25 B9 III
(i+)
Blue Giant
Delta 1 Lyrae 18h 53' 43.5
+36 58' 18
1090 5.58 B 2.5 V Blue Main Sequence
Delta 2 Lyrae 18h 54' 30.1
+36 53' 56
900 4.22 M4 II Red Bright Giant

Epsilon 1A Lyrae
Epsilon 1B Lyrae
Epsilon Lyrae
Epsilon 2A Lyrae
Epsilon 2B Lyrae
18h 44' 20.3
+39 40' 12
162 5.06
6.19
A4 V
F1 V

A8 V
F0 V

White and Blue White
Main Seq Binary
possibly Wide Orbital
Very
Famous
and
Interesting
Double
Double
Star
18h 44' 20.2
+39 40' 15
18h 44' 22.8
+39 36' 46
160 5.3
5.51
Blue White and White
Main Seq Binary
Zeta 1
Zeta Lyrae
Zeta 2
18h 44' 46.3
+37 36' 18
154 4.34 A Blue White
18h 44' 48.1
+37 35' 40
150 5.73 F0 IV White
Sub Giant
Eta Lyrae 19h 13' 45.4
+39 8' 46
1040 4.43 B2.5 IV Blue
Sub Giant
Theta Lyrae 19h 16' 22
+38 8' 1
770 4.35 K0 II Orange
Bright Giant
Iota Lyrae 19h 7' 18
+36 6' 1
830 5.25 B6 IV Blue
Sub Giant
Kappa Lyrae 18h 19' 51.6
+36 3' 52
240 4.33 K2 III Orange
Giant
Lambda Lyrae 19h 0' 0.8
+32 8 44
1540 4.94 K3 III Orange
Giant
Mu Lyrae 18h 24' 13.7
+39 30' 26
440 5.11 A3 IV Blue White
Sub Giant

Nu 1
Nu Lyrae
Nu 2
18h 49' 52.8
+32 33' 3
240 5.22 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
18h 49' 45.8
+32 48' 46
1000 5.93 B3 IV Blue
Sub Giant
R Lyrae 18h 55' 20
+43 56' 46
350 4.08v M5 III Red
Giant
Variable Star
16 Lyrae 19h 1' 26.3
+46 56' 5
130 5.0 A7 V Blue White
Main Sequence
17 Lyrae 19h 7' 25.5
+32 30' 6
130 5.2 F0 V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Cygnus
Cygnus SIG nus The Swan
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Deneb
deh NEB
means: "tail"
Alpha Cygni
20h 41' 25.8
+45 16' 49
3200 1.25 A2 Ia Blue White
Supergiant
- Summer Triangle -
we move toward Deneb
at 250 km per second

Beta 1A Cygni
Beta 1B Cygni
Albireo
al BEER ee oh
"Bill of the Swan"
Beta 2 Cygni
19h 30' 43.2
+27 57' 35
380 3.1
3.36 + 5.48
K3 II
B0.5V(i-)
Gold Giant and
Blue Main Sequence
orbit each other
while another
Blue Main Sequence
orbits the pair
- appears green -
Orbital Trinary
Very Interesting
Triple Star System
19h 30' 45.2
+27 57' 55
5.12 B8 V Wide Orbital
of 1A and 1B
Sadir
aka - Sadr
means: "breast"
Gamma Cygni
20h 22' 13.6
+40 15' 24
1500 2.23 F8 Ib White
Supergiant
Delta Cygni 19h 44' 58.4
+45 7' 51
171 2.86
6.5
B9.5III+ Blue White Giant
Close Companion
Gienah
means: "wing"
Epsilon Cygni
20h 46' 12.6
+33 58' 13
72 2.48 K0 III Orange
Giant
Zeta Cygni 21h 12' 56.1
+30 13' 37
151 3.21 G8 III Yellow
Bright Giant
Eta Cygni 19h 56' 18.3
+35 5' 0
139 3.89 K0 III Orange
Bright Giant
Visually near to
Black Hole
Cygnus X1
Theta Cygni 19h 36' 26.4
+50 13' 16
61 4.49 F4 V White
Main Sequence
Iota Cygni 19h 36' 26.4
+50 13' 16
122 3.76 A5 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Kappa Cygni 19h 17' 6
+53 22' 7
123 3.80 K0 III Orange Giant
Mu 1
Mu Cygni
Mu 2
21h 44' 8.5
+28 44' 34
73 4.86 F6 V White & Yellow
Main Sequence
Wide Orbital Binary
21h 44' 8.2
+28 44' 35
6.31 G2 V
Omicron
1A Cygni
20h 13' 37.9
+46 44' 29
1350 3.80 K2II+B4V Orange Giant
+ Blue Main Seq
Eclipsing Binary
10.5 year orbit
Omicron
1B Cygni
20h 13' 39.2
+46 42' 42
1700 7.01 B9 Blue
Main Sequence
Omicron
2 Cygni
20h 15' 28.3
+47 42' 52
1100 3.96 K3II + B9V Orange Bright Giant
Blue Main Seq.
Rho Cygni 21h 33' 58.8
+45 35' 31
124 3.98 G8 III Yellow Giant
Tau Cygni 21h 14' 47.4
+38 2' 44
68 3.74 F2 IV White
Sub Giant
Omega 1 Cygni
Omega 2 Cygni
20h 30' 3.4
+48 57' 6
870 4.94 B2.5 IV Blue
Sub Giant
20h 31' 18.7
+49 13' 14
400 5.44 M2 III Red
Giant
16 A Cygni
16 Cygni
16 B Cygni
19h 41' 48.8
+50 31' 31
70 5.99 G2 V Yellow
Main Sequence
Orbital Binary
19h 41' 52
+50 31' 3
6.25 G5 V
17 Cygni 19h 46' 25.5
+33 43' 40
68 5.00 F5 White
Main Sequence
27 Cygni 20h 6' 21.7
+35 58' 21
79 5.38 K0 IV Orange Giant
V1644
29 Cygni
20h 14' 31.9
+36 48' 23
134 4.93 A2 V Blue White
Main Sequence
43 Cygni 20h 27' 2.2
+49 23' 1
123 5.73 F0 V White
Main Sequence
61 A Cygni
Oompa & Loompa
61 B Cygni
21h 6' 53.7
+38 44' 57
11.4 5.20 K5 V Wide pair of
Orange Dwarfs
One of Closest
Star Systems
21h 6' 55.2
+38 44' 30
6.05 K7 V




SPACEDOG - Lacerta
Lacerta la SIR ta The Lizard
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha Lacertae 22h 31' 17.4
+50 16' 57
102 3.76 A1 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Beta Lacertae 22h 23' 33.5
+52 13' 45
170 4.42 G9 III Yellow
Giant

 
8A Lacertae 22h 35' 52.2
+39 38' 4
640 5.68 B1V(i-) Blue
Main Sequence
8B Lacertae 22h 36' 52.1
+39 37' 41
250 6.60 B2V(i-) Blue
Main Sequence
8C Lacertae 22h 35' 27.5
+39 35' 9
400 7.22 F0V White
Main Sequence
AR Lacertae 22h 8' 40.9
+45 44' 31
137 6.11 G2IV
K0III
Yellow Sub Giant
Orange Giant




SPACEDOG - Cepheus
Cepheus SEE fee us The King
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alderamin
al DER ah min
"forearm, shoulder"
Alpha Cephei
21h 18' 34.7
+62 35' 8
49 2.45 A7 IV-V Blue White
Giant
Alfirk
"flock of sheep"
Beta Cephei
21h 28' 39.5
+70 33' 39
600 3.23
8
B2 IV
A3
Blue Sub Giant
and Blue White
Main Sequence
Double Star
brighter Giant
is slightly variable
Er Rai
"the shepherd"
Gamma Cephei
23h 39' 20.8
+77 37' 57
45 3.21 K1 IV Orange Yellow
Sub Giant
Delta A
Delta Cephei
Delta B
22h 29' 10.2
+58 24' 55
980 3.50 F5 Ib
- G1 Ib
Yellow - White
Supergiant
Regular Variable
( 5 days, 9 hours )
Prototype for
Cephid Variables
how we can measure
vast distances in space
22h 29' 9.2
+58 24' 15
950 6.31 A0 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Epsilon
Cephei
22h 15' 1.9
+57 2' 37
84 4.18 F0 IV White
Sub Giant
Zeta Cephei 22h 10' 51.2
+58 12' 5
730 3.39 K2 Ib Orange
Supergiant
Eta Cephei
20h 45' 17.3
+61 50' 20
47 3.41 K0 IV Orange
Sub Giant
Theta Cephei 20h 29' 34.8
+62 59' 39
136 4.21 A7III Blue White
Giant
Iota Cephei 22h 49' 40.7
+66 12' 2
115 3.50 K0 III Orange
Giant
Kappa Cephei 20h 8' 53.2
+77 42' 41
330 4.38 B9 III Blue Giant
Lambda Cephei 22h 11' 30.6
+59 24' 53
1650 5.05 O6 Blue
Main Sequence
Mu Cephei
The Garnet Star
21h 43' 30.3
+58 46' 48
3300s 4.23
3.6 - 5.1
M2 Ia Variable
Red Supergiant
North star of Mars
and one of the reddest
visible to the naked eye

   
Xi 1 Cephei
Xi 2 Cephei
22h 3' 47.3
+64 37' 40
102 4.26 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Possible Wide
Orbital Binary
22h 3' 47.4
+64 37' 42
102 6.50 F7 V White
Main Sequence

   
Omicron 1
Omicron Cephei
Omicron 2
23h 18' 37.4
+68 6' 42
210 5.03 K0 III Orange Giant
7.28 F6 V White
Main Sequence

   
Pi 1
Pi Cephei
Pi 2
23h 7' 53.8
+75 23' 16
220 4.67 G2 III Yellow Giant
6.93 F0 V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia KASS ee oh PEE uh The Queen
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Schedar
Arabic: "beast"
Alpha Cassiopeiae
0h 40' 30.4
+56 32' 15
230 2.24 K0 III Orange
Giant
Caph
Arabic: "hand"
Beta Cassiopeiae
0h 9' 10.6
+59 8' 59
54 2.28 F2 III-IV White
Sub Giant
Cih
Chinese: "whip"
Gamma Cassiopeiae
0h 56' 42.4
+60 43' 0
610 2.15
1.6 to 3
B0 IV Blue
Sub Giant
Unpredictable
Variable Star
with faint nebulosities
Ruchbah
Arabic: "knee"
Delta Cassiopeiae
1h 25' 48.9
+60 14' 7
99 2.66 A5 III-IV Blue White
Main Sequence
Segin
Epsilon Cassiopeiae
1h 54' 23.6
+63 40' 13
440 3.35 B3 III Blue
Giant
Zeta
Cassiopeiae
0h 36' 58.2
+53 53' 49
600 3.7 B2 IV Blue
Sub Giant
ACHIRD
Eta 1 Cassiopeiae
Eta 2 Cassiopeiae
0h 49' 6
+57 48' 56
19.4
3.58
3.4
7.36
G0 V Yellow
Main Sequence
One of the
Nearest Systems
with one faint
Orange Dwarf
Companion
0h 49' 6
+57 48' 57
K7 V
(M0 V)
Orange
Main Sequence
Theta
Cassiopeiae
1h 11' 6.1
+55 9' 0
137 4.34 A7 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Iota Cass
Iota 1 Cassiopeiae
Iota 2 Cassiopeiae
2h 29' 3.9
+67 24' 9
141
4.46
5
7.09
A5 V Blue White
Main Sequence
F5 V White
Main Sequence
Mu
Cassiopeiae
1h 8' 16.3
+54 55' 14
24.6 5.17 G5 V Yellow
Main Sequence
One of the
Nearest Stars
38
Cassiopeiae
1h 31' 13.7
+70 15' 53
95 5.82 F6V White
Main Sequence




SPACEDOG - Andromeda
Andromeda an DROM eh duh The Princess
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Sirrah
aka - Alpheratz
means: Horse's Navel
Alpha Andromedae
0h 8' 23"
+29 5' 26"
72 2.1 A0 V Blue White
Main Sequence
one corner of
- The Great Square -
once considered part of
the constellation Pegasus
Mirach
means: Girdle
Beta Andy
1h 9' 44"
+35 37' 14"
88 2.1 M0 III Red Giant

Almach
aka - Almak, Alamak
Gamma Andy
2h 3' 54"
+42 19' 47"
120 2.2
5
A0
K2 III
2 Blue White
Main Sequence
orbit 1 Orange Giant
Delta
Andromedae
0h 39' 20"
+30 51' 40"
160 3.3 K3 III Orange
Giant
Lambda
Andy
23h 37' 34"
+46 27' 30"
84 3.81 G8 III-IV Yellow
Sub Giant
Mu Andy
0h 56' 45
+38 29' 58
82 3.9 A5 V Blue White
Main Sequence
Adhil
Xi Andromedae
1h 22' 20.3
+45 31' 44
195 4.87 K0 III-IV Orange
Sub Giant
Pi Andromedae
0h 36' 53
+33 43' 10
655 4.4 B5 V Blue
Main Sequence
Upsilon
Andromedae
1h 36' 48"
+41 24' 20"
44 4.1 F8 V White
Main Sequence
Up to FOUR
Planets Detected
Phi
Andromedae
1h 9' 30
+47 14' 31
735 4.3 B8 III Blue
Giant
483 Andy
1h 41' 47"
+42 36' 49"
41 5 G2 V Yellow
Main Sequence
56 Andromedae
1h 56' 9.3"
+37 15' 6"
320 6 + 6 G8 III 2 Yellow Giants
GX, GQ Andy
GROOMBRIDGE 34 AB
0h 18' 22.9
+44 1' 23
11.63 . . Red Dwarf Binary




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 - Camelopardalis
Camelopardalis ka MEL oh PAR da liss The Giraffe
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha
Camelopardalis
4h 54' 3
+66 20' 34
2700 4.3 O 9.5 Ia Blue
Supergiant
Beta
Camelopardalis
5h 3' 25
+60 26' 32
1000 4 G0 Ib Yellow
Supergiant
Gamma
Camelopardalis
3h 50' 22
+71 19' 57
335 4.6 A2 IV Blue White
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 - Lynx
Lynx LINKS The Lynx
Star Name Coords. Dist.(ly) Mag. Spect. Type of Star Features, etc.
Alpha Lyncis 9h 21' 3.2
+34 23' 33
220 3.14 M0 III Red
Giant
UW Lyncis 6h 17' 54.9
+61 30' 55
590 5.01 M3 III Red
Giant
UZ Lyncis 6h 19' 37.3
+59 0' 39
150 4.44 A2 V Blue White
Main Sequence
5 Lyncis 6h 26' 48.8
+58 25' 2
680 5.21 K4 III Orange
Giant
12 Lyncis 6h 46' 14.1
+59 26' 30
230 4.86 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
15 Lyncis 6h 57' 16.5
+58 25' 21
170 4.35 G5 III-IV Yellow
Sub Giant
16 Lyncis 6h 57' 37
+45 5' 39
225 4.90 A2 V Blue White
Main Sequence
17 Lyncis 7h 9 37.7
+60 47' 32
430 6.64 K0 Orange Dwarf
18 Lyncis 7h 15 54.8
+59 38' 15
190 5.20 K2 III Orange
Giant
19A Lyncis
19B Lyncis
7h 22' 50.8
+55 17' 4
1300s 8.94 B9 V Blue
Main Sequence
7h 22' 52
+55 16' 53
6.96 B8 V Blue
Main Sequence
21 Lyncis 7h 26' 42.8
+49 12' 42
250 4.61 A1 V Blue White
Main Sequence
22 Lyncis 7h 29' 55.9
+49 40' 21
65 5.35 F6 V White
Main Sequence
30 Lyncis 8h 20' 26.1
+57 44' 35
103 5.89 F4 V White
Main Sequence
31 Lyncis 8h 22' 50.1
+43 11' 17
390 4.25 K5 III Orange
Giant
38 Lyncis 9h 18' 50.6
+36 48' 9
122 3.82 A3 V Blue White
Main Sequence
10 Ursa
Majoris
- 46 4 F5 V White
Main Sequence
Formerly in
Ursa Major