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The Brightest Stars in the Hipparcos Catalogue

The letter `c' refers to the combined magnitude of a double star and `v' to the median magnitude of a variable star. 'ly' is light year.

HIPNameDesignation VB-VDistance (ly)Chart
32349Sirius 9 alpha CMa-1.440.018.60322
30438Canopus alpha Car-0.620.16
454
71683Rigil Kentalpha Cen-0.28c0.714.40985
69673Arcturus 16 alpha Boo-0.05v1.2437696
91262Vega 3 alpha Lyr0.03v0.0025.31153
24608Capella 13 alpha Aur0.08v0.804273
24436Rigel 19 beta Ori0.18v-0.03
279
37279Procyon 10 alpha CMi0.400.4311.4 224
7588Achernar alpha Eri0.45v-0.16144 478
27989Betelgeuse58 alpha Ori0.45v1.50
229
68702 beta Cen0.61v-0.23
986
97649Altair 53 alpha Aql0.76v0.2216.8 1267
60718Acrux alpha Cru0.77c-0.24
1002
21421Aldebaran87 alpha Tau0.871.5465 185
65474Spica67 alpha Vir0.98v-0.24
818
80763Antares21 alpha Sco1.06v1.86
1397
37826Pollux78 beta Gem1.160.9934 129
113368Fomalhaut24 alpha PsA1.170.1425.1 1401
62434 beta Cru1.25v-0.24
988
102098Deneb50 alpha Cyg1.25v0.09
1107
49669Regulus32 alpha Leo1.36-0.0978 732
33579Adhara21 varepsilon CMa1.50-0.21
369
36850Castor66 alpha Gem1.58c0.0352 130
61084Gacruxgamma Cru1.59v1.6088 989
85927Shaula35 lambda Sco1.62v-0.23
1438
25336Bellatrix24 gamma Ori1.64-0.22
230
25428Alnath112 beta Tau1.65-0.13131 136
45238Miaplacidusbeta Car1.670.07111 1017
26311Alnilam46 varepsilon Ori1.69v-0.18
254
109268Alnairalpha Gru1.73-0.07101 1467
26727Alnitak50 zeta Ori1.74c-0.20
253
39953 gamma^2 Vel1.75v-0.14
966
62956Alioth77 varepsilon UMa1.76v-0.0281 573
15863Mirphak33 alpha Per1.790.48
78
90185Kaus Australis20 varepsilon Sgr1.79-0.03145 1436
54061Dubhe50 alpha UMa1.811.06124 561
34444 25 delta CMa1.830.67
345
67301Alkaid85 eta UMa1.85-0.10101 588
41037Aviorvarepsilon Car1.86v1.20
996
86228 theta Sco1.86c0.41
1458
28360Menkalinan34 beta Aur1.90v0.0882 92
82273Atriaalpha TrA1.911.45
1533
31681Alhena24 gamma Gem1.930.00105 179
42913 delta Vel1.930.0480 981
100751Peacockalpha Pav1.94-0.12183 1490
11767Polaris1 alpha UMi1.97v0.64
2
30324Mirzam2 beta CMa1.98v-0.24
323
46390Alphard30 alpha Hya1.991.44177 806
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