The 21 Stars To Know

Summer Stars

                                                Right   Ascension                       Declination

Vega*                  18 h  37 m              39 deg

Deneb*                20 h  41 m              45 deg

Altair*                  19 h  51 m              09 deg

Arcturus**            14 h  16 m              19 deg

Spica**                13 h  25 m             -11 deg

Antares**             16 h  30 m             -26 deg

Fomalhaut           22 h  58 m             -30 deg

Mizar                   13 h  24 m              55 deg

Alcor                    13 h  25 m              55 deg

Kochab                14 h  51 m              74 deg

Polaris                 02 h  36 m              89 deg

*        These three stars are referred to as the Summer Triangle

**       These three stars are referred to as the Color Triangle (yellow, blue, and red)

Winter Stars

                                                Right   Ascension                       Declination

Betelgeuse***      05 h  55 m              07 deg

Sirius***               06 h  45 m             -17 deg

Procyon***           07 h  39 m              05 deg

Capella                05 h  17 m              46 deg

Castor                 07 h  35 m              32 deg

Pollux                  07 h  45 m              28 deg

Rigel                    05 h  15 m             -08 deg

Aldebaran            04 h  36 m              17 deg

Regulus               10 h  09 m              12 deg

Caph                   00 h  09 m              59 deg

***     These three stars are referred to as the Winter Triangle