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Old 05-04-2019, 05:21 PM
 
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I've always fancied Alnitak, being a big fan of O-type stars, so I enjoy viewing it. My other favourite is Rho Cassiopeiae, being a rare yellow hypergiant, always sticking out in my mind.

If you have a favourite star, tell us.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:05 AM
 
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Proxima Centauri because it’s our nearest neighbor. Plus, I’m fascinated by the excruciatingly long lifespans red dwarfs are supposed to have.

Betelgeuse is a time bomb. When it goes supernova, it will be one of the brightest objects in the sky.

I’ll give a final shoutout to UY Scuti for being the largest known star. If placed in the solar system,it would extend beyond Saturn.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:50 AM
 
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I like:

Alpha Centauri - our nearest star that is similar to our sun. I have never actually seen it though. It is visible from the southern hemisphere.

Aldebaran - the first star I learned to identify in the night sky. You never forget your first love.

The Pleiades - really nice 7 sisters star cluster.

Sirius - the brightest star in the sky.

Orion - the brightest constellation and home of the Orion Nebula.

The Fall is the best time appreciate the night sky in the United States.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:03 AM
 
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The Sun, followed by Betelgeuse, Rigel, and Sirius.
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Maybe Betelgeuse, because of its silly name, and the North Pole star (Polaris?)
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Old 05-10-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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I've always fancied Alnitak, being a big fan of O-type stars, so I enjoy viewing it. My other favourite is Rho Cassiopeiae, being a rare yellow hypergiant, always sticking out in my mind.

If you have a favourite star, tell us.
Our own sun. Couldn't live without it.
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