Cosmic Object List for Astronomy 5

I. BRIGHT STAR LIST

Study Guide for Planetarium Sky Quiz

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Notable

Star Constellation m M d(LY) Sp/Class Feature

POLARIS

 

 

2.02

-3.6

430

F7Ib

Yellow Supergiant

Cepheid Variable

 

 

URSA MINOR

2.06

-0.87

126

K4III

Orange Giant

Pole Star in 1100 BC

MIZAR and

ALCOR

 

2.27

4.01

0.37

2.06

78.1

81.1

A2V

A5V

Multiple Star System

 

 

BOTES

-0.05

-0.31

36.7

K2III

High Proper Motion

Orange Giant

SPICA

 

 

0.98

-3.55

260

B1V

Very Luminous

Main Sequence Star

 

 

SCORPIUS

1.02

-5.3

600

M1Ib

Very Luminous Red Supergiant, Binary

ALTAIR

 

0.77

2.2

16.8

A7IV/V

Rapidly Rotating
In Summer Triangle

 

 

LYRA

0.03

0.58

25.3

A0V

Main Sequence Star

In Summer Triangle

DENEB

 

 

1.26

-8.7

3000

A2Ia

White Supergiant

In Summer Triangle

 

 

AURIGA

0.08

-4.8

42

G8III

Yellow-White Giant
Multiple Star System

CASTOR

 

 

1.9

0.9

51.6

A1V

Main Sequence Star

Multiple Star System

 

 

GEMINI

1.16

1.09

33.7

K0III

Orange Giant

PROCYON

 

 

0.40

2.7

11.4

F5IV/V

Double Star with White Dwarf

 

 

CANIS MAJOR

-1.44

1.4

8.6

A1V

Double Star with White Dwarf

RIGEL

 

 

0.10

-6.8

770

B8Ia

Multiple Star System

Blue Supergiant

 

 

TAURUS

0.87

-0.63

65

K5III

Orange Giant

Irregular Variable

BETELGEUSE

 

 

0.87

-4.7

430

M2Iab

Very Large Variable

Red Supergiant

 

 

LEO

1.35

-0.53

77.5

B7V

Multiple Star System

Located on Ecliptic

 


II. DEEP SKY OBJECTS

Study Guide For Part I of Final Exam

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M Name Constellation Notable Characteristic

1

CRAB NEBULA

 

 

Supernova Remnant

Endpoint of Stellar Evolution

8

 

 

SAGITTARIUS

Stellar Nursery

Bright Nebula

13

HERCULES CLUSTER

 

 

Globular Star Cluster

Population II Stars

16

 

SERPENS

Bright Nebula

Stellar Birthplace

20

TRIFID NEBULA

 

Dark, Reflection, and Emission Nebula with Open Star Cluster

27

 

 

VULPECULA

Planetary Nebula

After Giant Stage In Sun

31

ANDROMEDA

GALAXY

 

Spiral Galaxy Visible To Unaided Eye @ 2.5 Million LY

42

 

 

ORION

Stellar Nursery

Bright Nebula

44

BEEHIVE CLUSTER

 

 

Open Star Cluster

Population I Stars

45

 

TAURUS

Open Star Cluster

Young Population I Stars

51

WHIRLPOOL GALAXY

 

 

Face-on View of Spiral Galaxy

With Companion Galaxy

57

 

 

LYRA

Planetary Nebula

With Central White Dwarf

87

VIRGO A

 

Giant Elliptical E0/E1 Galaxy in Virgo Cluster @ 60 Million LY

104

 

 

VIRGO

Edge View of Spiral Galaxy

 

DOUBLE CLUSTER

H & CHI

 

Two Clusters of Giant Stars 7000/8000 LYs

 

 

ORION

Dark Nebula With Bright Nebula Background