Traveling to the 25 Brightest Stars

This is a list of 25 of the brightest stars visible in our night skies. Stars are categorized by their proper names, their scientific designation;  the
constellation they appear in as well as their distance,  brightness in apparent magnitude- all  visible from our planet earth.  But what if we could
travel the immense distances of space to reach one of the stars and look back to find our solar system - where would it be?

The chart continues to describe where the sun would be in the heavens if you could travel to a planet orbiting around the popular named star, by
constellation. It also shows the apparent magnitude of how bright our sun would appear looking back home. Lastly, a Star Chart is provided
showing where our sun would appear from a planet orbiting the popular star. -   
Popular Name
Designation
Constellation-
as seen from
earth.
Distance
(light
years)
Apparent
Magnitude
from earth
Where would the
sun
be in the sky from a
planet orbiting the
star?
Constellation.  
How bright   
would the
sun be?
Apparent.
mag.
Star Chart showing our sun's position from
popular star.

( click on image below )
Sun
Sol
zodiac
-
-26.72
zodiac
- 26.72
 

Sirius

Alpha CMa A

Canis Major

8.6

-1.44

Hercules

+ 1.9

Canopus

Alpha
Carinae

Carina

313

-0.62

Draco

+  9.7

Rigel
Kentaurus

Alpha
Centauri
- this is actually
a triple star
system

Centaurus

4.39

-0.28
represents
total mag for
the triple
system.

Cassiopeia

- 0.32

Arctures

Alpha Boo

Bootes

36.71

- 0.06

Cetus

+ 5.00

Vega

Alpha Lyr

Lyra

25.30

0.04

Columba

+ 4.29

Capella

Alpha Aur

Auriga

42.20

0.08
(variable)

Ara

+ 5.31

Rigel

Beta Ori A

Orion

773

0.18
(variable)

Ophiuchus

+ 11.62

Procyon

Alpha CMi A

Canis Major

11.41

0.40

Aquila

+ 2.47

Archernar

Alpha Eri

Eridanus

144

0.45
(variable)

Ursa Major

+ 7.97

Betelgeuse

Alpha Ori

Orion

427

0.45
(variable)

Ophiuchus

+ 10.33

Hadar

Beta Cent

Centaurus

525

0.61
(variable)

Cassiopeia

Our sun would appear
very close to The Alpha
Centauri system
Seperation perhaps only
2 arcminuets.
Distance in chart is over
emphasized.

+ 10.78

Altair

Alpha Aqi

Aquila

16.77

0.61
(variable)

Monoceros

+ 3.30

Acrux

Alpha Cru

Crux

321

0.77
double star
combined
mag

Cassiopeia

Our sun would appear
very close to The Alpha
Centauri system
Seperation perhaps only
12 arcminuets.
The image is a close-up

+ 9.7

Aldebaren

Alpha Tau

Taurus

65.11

0.87

Ophiuchus

+ 6.25

Spica

Alpha Vir

Virgo

262

0.98
(variable)

Pisces-

The sun would be near
Alpha Centauri system.
Alpha Centauri would
also form a tight pair
with 61 Virginis. Altair
would alos form a close
pair with 70 Orphiuchi

+ 9.27

Antares

Alpha Sco

Scorpius

604

1.05
(variable)

Taurus

+ 11.09

Pollux

Beta Gem

Gemini

33.4

1.16
 
+ 4.80
 

Fomalhaut

Alpha PsA

Piscis Austrinus

25.07

1.16
 
+ 4.18
 

Becrux

Beta Cru

Crux

353

1.25
(variable)
 
+ 9.92
 

Deneb

Alpha Cyg

Cygnus

3230

1.25
(variable)
 
+ 14.73
 

Regulus

Alpha Leo

Leo

77.49

1.36
 
+ 6.63
 

Adhara

Epsilon CMa

Canis Major

431

1.50
 
+ 10.35
 

Castor

Alpha Gem

Gemini

51.55

1.58
double star
combined
mag
 
+ 5.74
 

Gracrux

Gamma Cru

Crux

87.94

1.59
(variable)
 
+ 6.90
 

Shaula

Lambda Sco

Scorpius

703

1.62
(variable)
 
+ 11.42