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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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