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Bright Star Catalogue: Brightest Stars

BSC

The Bright Star Catalogue contains 9110 entries of all stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (the naked eye visible stars). It's one of the most widely used star catalogues and provides detailed basic astronomical and astrophysical data. These pages provides the basic data from the Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version) (Hoffleit+, 1991, Yale University Observatory) as distributed by the at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

An offline readable version of the Bright Star Catalogue is distributed with the Bright Star Catalogue Viewer.

The brightest stars (by constellation)
And Andromeda a | b | g | d | m | p | 56 Alpheratz | Mirach | Alamak
Ant Antlia a | z1 | z2 -
Aps Apus a | d1 | d2 -
Aql Aquila a | b | g | e | 15 | 57 Atair | Alshain | Tarazed
Aqr Aquarius a | b | z1 | z2 Sadalmelik | Sadalsuud
Ara Ara a | b | g -
Ari Aries a | b | g1 | g2 | e | l | p Hamal
Aur Auriga a | b | e | z | q | UU Capella | Menkalinan
Boo Bootes a | b | g | e | k1 | k2 | m1 | m2 | n1 | n2 | c Arcturus | Nekkar | Seginius
Cae Caelum a | b | g1 | g2 -
Cam Camelopardalis a | b | g -
Cap Capricornus a | b | g | d | p Prima Giedi | Dabih | Nashira | Deneb Algedi
Car Carina a | b | e | h | q | i | R | S Canopus | Miaplacidus | Avior | Turais
Cas Cassiopeia a | b | g | d | e | h | i | s Schedar | Caph | Cih | Ruchbah | Segin | Achird
Cen Centaurus a | b | g | 3 Rigil Kentaurus | Agena
Cep Cepheus a | b | g | d | m | x Adleramin | Alfirk | Garnet Star | Alkurhah
Cet Cetus a | b | g | o | t Menkar | Deneb Kaitos | Kaffaljidhmah | Mira
Cha Chamaeleon a | b | g | e -
Cir Circinus a -
CMa Canis Major a | b | d | e Sirius | Murzim | Wezen | Adharaz
CMi Canis Minor a | b Procyon | Gomeisa
Cnc Cancer a | b | g | d | z1 | z2 | i Acubens | Altarf | Asellus Borealis | Asellus Australis | Tegmine
Col Columba a | b | g Phact | Wezn
Com Coma Berenices a | b | g Diadem
CrA Corona Australis a | b | g | k1 | k2 Alfecca Meridiana
CrB Corona Borealis a | z1 | z2 | n1 | n2 | s | R | T Alphekka
Crt Crater a | b | g | d Alkes
Cru Crux a | b | g | d | m1 | m2 Acrux | Becrux | Gacrux |
Crv Corvus a | b | g | d Alchiba | Gienah Ghurab | Algorab
Cvn Canes Venatici a1 | a2 | b Cor Caroli
Cyg Cygnus a | b | g | d | e | m1 | m2 | c | x | 61 | P Deneb | Albiero | Sadr | Gienah Cygni
Del Delphinus a | b | g1 | g2 Sualocin | Rotanev
Dor Dorado a | b -
Dra Draco a | b | g | m | n1 | n2 | o | y1 | y2 | 16 | 17 | 39 Thuban | Rastaban | Kuma | Dsiban
Equ Equuleus a | g | e Kitalpha
Eri Eridanus a | b | e | q1 | q2 | o2 | 32 Achernar | Cursa | Acamar
For Fornax a | b | g1 | g2 Fornacis
Gem Gemini a | b | g | d | e | z | h | k | n Castor | Pollux | Alhena | Wasat | Mebsuta | Mekbuda | Propus
Gru Grus a | b | d | m1 | m2 Al Nair | Al Dhanab
Her Hercules a1 | a2 | b | g | d | z | k | 95 Rasalgethi | Kornephoros | Sarin | Mirfak
Hor Horologium a | b -
Hya Hydra a | b | g | 56 | R | S | U Alphard
Hyi Hydrus a | b | p1 | p2 Head of Hydrus
Ind Indus a | b | g | e | q -
Lac Lacerta a | b -
Leo Leo a | b | g1 | g2 | d | e | z | i | R Regulus | Denebola | Algeiba | Zosma | Ras Elased Australis | Adhafera
Lep Lepus a | b | g | d | e | k | R Arneb | Nihal
Lib Libra a1 | a2 | b | g | d | i1 | i2 | m | FX Zuben Elgenubi | Zuben Elschemali | Zuben Elakrab | Zuben Elakribi
LMi Leo Minor b | 46 Praecipua
Lup Lupus a | b | g | e | k1 | k2 | m | p -
Lyn Lynx a | 5 | 15 | 19 -
Lyr Lyra a | b | g | d1 | d2 | e1 | e2 | h | RR Vega | Sheliak | Sulafat | Aladfar
Men Mensa a | b | g -
Mic Microscopium a | b | g -
Mon Monoceros a | b | d | e | S -
Mus Musca a | b -
Nor Norma g1 | g2 | d | e | i1 | i2 -
Oct Octans a | b | d | q | l | n -
Oph Ophiuchus a | b | g | d | e | r | 36 | V2391 Rasalhague | Cebalrai | Yed Prior | Yed Posterior
Ori Orion a | b | g | d | e | z | h | q1 | q2 | i | k | l | r | s Betelgeuse | Rigel | Bellatrix | Mintaka | Alnilam | Alnitak | Nair al Saif | Saiph | Meissa
Pav Pavo a | b | d | k Peacock
Peg Pegasus a | b | g | e | z | h | p1 | p2 | 1 Markab | Scheat | Algenib | Enif | Homam | Matar
Per Perseus a | b | g | d | e | z | h | r Mirphak | Algol | Menkib | Miram | Gorgonea Tertia
Phe Phoenix a | b | g | z Ankaa
Pic Pictor a | b | g -
PsA Piscis Austrinus a | b | g | h Fomalhaut
Psc Pisces a | b | g | z | h | k | r | x1 | x2 Fum al Samakah
Pup Puppis z | x | p | t | V Naos | Azmidiske
Pyx Pyxis a | b | g | T -
Ret Reticulum a | b | z1 | z2 -
Scl Sculptor b | g | d | e | k1 | k2 -
Sco Scorpius a | b | d | e | q | l | n | x Antares | Graffias | Dschubba | Sargas | Shaula
Sct Scutum a | b | g | d | e | R -
Ser Serpens a | b | g | d | q | n | t1 | t2 Unukalhai | Alya
Sex Sextans a | b | g | d -
Sge Sagitta a | b | g | d | z | WZ -
Sgr Sagittarius a | b | g1 | g2 | d | e | l | s Rukbat | Arkab Prior | Nash | Kaus Media | Kaus Australis | Kaus Borealis | Nunki
Tau Taurus a | b | z | q1 | q2 | k1 | k2 | l | c | h | 16 | 17 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 27 | BU (28) Aldebaran | Al Nath | Alcyone | Electra | Celaeno | Taygeta | Maia | Asterope | Sterope II | Merope | Atlas | Pleione
Tel Telescopium a | d1 | d2 | e | z -
TrA Triangulum Australe a | b | g Atria
Tri Triangulum a | b | g Metallah
Tuc Tucana a | b1 | b2 | g | d | k -
UMa Ursa Major a | b | g | d | z | h | n | x | 80 Dubhe | Merak | Phad | Megrez | Mizar | Alkaid | Alula Borealis | Alcor
UMi Ursa Minor a | b | g | d | e Polaris | Kocab | Pherkad | Yildun
Vel Vela g1 | g2 | d | l | m | k Suhail al Muhlif | Alsuhail
Vir Virgo a | b | g | d | e | t | p Spica | Zavijah | Porrima | Auva | Vindemiatrix
Vol Volans a | b | g1 | g2 | d | e -
Vul Vulpecula a | 1 | 13 | T Anser

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