Say some of the brightest stars.
1. Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, is the brightest star in the sky. Its name comes from the Greek word for scorching.
Distance: 8.6 LY
Spectral Type: A1Vm
Named either for an ancient city in northern Egypt or the helmsman for Menelaus, Canopus is the second brightest star in the sky.
Distance: 74 LY
Spectral Type: F0II
3. Rigil Kentaurus
Rigel Kentaurus, also known as Alpha Centauri, is the third brightest star in the sky. Its name literally means foot of the centaur. ...more