brightest stars

brightest stars

The stars with the greatest apparent visual magnitude; there are about 9500 brighter than magnitude 6.5. Many are very much more luminous than the Sun and others appear bright because of their proximity. The most luminous stars lie in the supergiant and giant regions of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram. See Table 6, backmatter.
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Below is a chart showing the apparent magnitudes of the 10 brightest stars (other than the sun) as seen from Earth.