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The stars of the main page are arranged vertically by their colors (from blue to red) and temperatures (from about 50,000 Kelvin to under 3000 Kelvin) according to their spectral classes. Go to the table to see how class, temperature, and color relate to one another. The stars are then arranged horizontally according to their luminosity classes, that is, according to whether they are main sequence "dwarfs", giants, subgiants (which fall between the dwarfs and giants), supergiants, or bright giants (which fall between the giants and the supergiants). With one known exception, class L is a mixture of low mass dwarfs and brown dwarfs, while T stars are all brown dwarfs. If the components of a double or multiple star are significant and highlighted in the star's story, each is listed seperately. Carbon stars, class C, for which carbon exceeds oxygen in abundance, and class S, for which they are about equal, are listed at the end of the main table.

Each star in the table is introduced by its MKK class, which consists of its decimalized letter class (in which the broad classes are subdivided 0 [zero] through 9 from warmest to coolest) followed by a Roman numeral that gives the luminosity: I through V for supergiant, bright giant, giant, subgiant, and dwarf. Ia supergiants are more luminous than Ib supergiants; "0" ("zero") as a luminosity class stands for "hypergiant," a star more luminous than a supergiant. Hypergiants are included with Ia supergiants. Stars with "p" for peculiar or "m" for "metallic line" cannot be simply classified. Brown dwarfs are referred to as "BD," while "pms" indicates a not-quite-stabilized "pre-main sequence" star (a "protostar."

Separate tables at the end list white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, and various kinds of variable stars.

You can find many of these stars on this classic HR diagram.

Note on the Distribution of the Stars

B and A dwarfs are very common among the bright stars of the naked-eye sky, whereas O dwarfs are relatively rare. B and even O supergiants show up, but A supergiants are rare indeed. As temperature goes down from O to M (blue to red), the stars of the table shift more to the right. K dwarfs are few, and there are no M dwarfs at all that are not faint components of double stars. The only naked-eye M stars are giants and supergiants. This distribution is counter to the true numbers. The most common kinds of stars are M dwarfs. They are just so faint that none occupy the naked-eye sky. Though A and B dwarfs are truly not all that common, they are bright and can be seen far away, so there seem to be many of them. O stars are exceedingly rare, but can be seen over great distances, their apparent number all out of proportion to their true population. The end result is that most naked eye stars are much more luminous than the Sun.





Bright Giants


O O6V Theta-1 Ori C O9III Na'ir al Saif O5Ia Naos
O7V 15=S Mon O6I Lambda Cep
O7.5 Regor A O7.5I+O6I Plaskett's Star
O8 Meissa-A O7.5Iab Menkib
O8 68 Cyg O9Ib Tau CMa
O9V 10 Lac O9Ib 19 Cep
O9V Mintaka-B O9Ib Alnitak-A
O9.5V Zeta Oph O9.5Ia Alpha Cam
O9.5V Sigma Ori A O9.7Iab Cyg X-1
O9.5V AE Aur WC8 Regor-B
O9.5V Mu Col
O9.5V Al Niyat (Sigma)
O9.5p X Per
B B0V Albireo-B B0IV Gamma Cas B0III Alnitak-B B1II Mirzam B0 0 Eta Car
B0V Al Niyat (Tau) B0.3IV Dschubba B0III Mintaka-A B2II Adhara B0Ia Alnilam
B0V Theta-1 Ori B B0.5IV Acrux-1 B0III Phi-1 Ori B2II-III Lambda Pav B0Ia Mu Nor
B0V Theta Car B0.5IV Lambda Lep B0.5III Mimosa B3II Iota CMa B0Ia+WC5 Theta Mus
B0V Upsilon Ori B1IV Alfirk B1III Spica A B7II+B0.5V Sheliak B0.5Ia Saiph
B0.5V Sigma Ori B B1.5IV Delta Lup B1III Epsilon Cen B8II Muliphein B1Iab Zeta Per
B0.5V Epsilon Per B1.5IV+B2 Shaula B1III Hadar B8II-III Mu Oph B1Ib Gamma Ara
B0.5V Theta-1 Ori D B1.5IV Kappa CMa B1.5III Alpha Pyx B8II-III Pi Cap B1Ib Rho Leo
B0.5V 40 Per B2IV Delta Cru B1.5III Atik B1Ia Kappa Cas
B0.5V Meissa-B B2IV Jabbah A-B B1.5III Kappa Sco B1Ia Zeta-1 Sco
B1V Theta-1 Ori A B2IV Theta Oph B1.5III Kakkab B2Ia-0 P Cyg
B1V VV Ori B2IV-V Alpha Mus B2III Al Niyat (Sigma) B2Ia Chi-2 Ori
B1V+B2V Pi Sco B2IV Rho Oph B2III+B2IV Pi-4 Ori B2Ib Theta Ara
B1V Seat B2IV-V Mu-1 Cru B2III Nu Eri B3Ia Omicron-2 CMa
B1V 25 Ori B2IV-V Markeb B2III Beta Lup B3Ia 55 Cyg
B1Vp+B3IV V Pup B2IV Delta Ceti B2III Bellatrix B5Ib 67 Oph
B1V 59 Cyg B2IV Zeta Cas B3III+B0V Pi-5 Ori B5Ib Phi Vel
B1V+B3V Sigma Cas B2IV Delta Cen B3III Segin B5Ia Aludra
B1V Acrux-2 B2IV-V Rho Sco B3III Omega Ori B8Ia Polis
B1V Saif al Jabbar A B2IV Lambda Eri B4III Zeta Scl B8Ia Rigel
B1.5V Eta Cen B2IV Gamma Lup B5III Tau Ori B9Iab Sigma Cyg
B1.5V+B6V Mu-1 Sco B2IV Nu Cen B5III 3 Cen A B9Ia HR 1035 Cam
B1.5V+B5III 68 Her B2IV-V Mu Cen B5III Delta Per
B1.5V Graffias-1 B2IV-V Omega CMa B5III 48 Lib
B2V Saif al Jabbar B B2IV Chi Oph B5III Al Thalimain Posterior
B2V Avior B B2IV Lesath B6III Deneb Dulfim
B2V+B3V Beta Mus B2IV Kappa Cen B6III 3 Vul
B2V Peacock B2IV Psi Ori B6III Lambda Cet
B2V Sigma Ori E B2IV Algenib B6III Electra
B2V Alpha Ara B2IV Zeta Tau B6III Kappa Dra
B2V Chi Cen B2IV Phi Cen B6III Nu Gem
B2V Graffias-2 B2IV-V a Car B6III Al Dhibain Posterior
B2V Phi Per B2.5IV Eta Lup B7III Alpha Scl
B2.5V Furud B2.5IV Ruchba B7III Elnath
B2.5V Tau Lib B2.5IV Zeta Cen B7III Alcyone
B2.5V Delta-1 Lyr B2.5IV Iota Lup B8III Nu Pup
B2.5V Theta Lup B2.5IV Aladfar B8III Phi Sgr
B2.5V Zeta Cru B3IV Alpha Tel B8III Gienah
B2.5V Nunki B3IV Iota Her B8III Maia
B3V Regulus B3IV Chi Car B8III Atlas
B3V Beta Mon B4IV 53 Per B8III Al Dhanab
B3V Lambda Tau A B5IV Mu Eri B8III+A Kappa Cnc
B3V Haedus II B5IV Tau Her B8III Omega Cas
B3V Eta Hya B6IV Taygeta B8III Tau And
B3V 30 Tau A B6IV Phi And A B8III Omega Car
B3V+B3V Sigma Aql B7IV Al Nair B9III Lambda Cen
B3Ve 48 Per B7IV Phact B9III Sulafat
B3V+A1V+ B7IV Merope B9III Beta Hya
B3V Achernar B7IV Celaeno B9III Xi-2 Cet
B3V Lambda Lup B8IV Alpheratz B9.5III Dabih Minor
B3V Alkaid B9IV Sualocin B9.5III Theta Aql
B4V Lambda CMa B9IV+B9V Iota Lib B9.5III Kaus Australis
B4V p Car B9IV+A3V Gamma CrB B9.5III Rho Her A
B5Ve Lambda Cyg B9.5IV+A2Vm Chi Lup
B5V+B7V 32 Ori B9.5IV Delta Cyg A
B5V Pi And B9.5IVp Beta Scl
B5V Nu And
B5V Haedus I B
B5V Mu-2 Cru
B5V Psi Per
B5.5V+G0III Chi Aql
B6V Fum al Samakah
B6V+B8V Zeta Phe
B6V 2 Lac
B6V Theta CrB
B6V Beta Sex
B7V+B9V GG Lup
B8V+KIII Algol
B8V+A0V Almach-2
B8V Gomeisa
B8V Pleione
B8V Zubeneschamali
B8V Rukbat
B8V Jabbah C
B8V 41 Ari
B8V Homam
B8V Iota Lep
B8V 3 Cen B
B8V Zeta Crv
B8V+B8V Tau-5 Eri
B8V+B9V Lambda Cas
B8p+A8V Phi Her
B9V Markab
B9V Jabbah D
B9V Mesarthim-1
B9V Arkab Prior
B9V Eta Aqr
B9V Beta-1 Tuc
B9V Al Thalimain Prior
B9V Xi Tau
B9V 17 Dra A
B9V 4 Aql
B9p Mu Lep
B9p Pi-1 Boo
B9p Cujam
B9.5V Algorab-A
B9.5V Phi And B
B9.5V 16 Dra
B9.5V Kappa-1 Lup
B9.5V Theta Crt
B9.5V+K0IV Delta Lib
B9.5V Al Shat
B9.5V Omicron Her
A A0V Vega A0IV Alhena A0III Thuban A5II Omicron Sco AI? Upsilon Sgr
A0V Alphecca A1IV Muhlifain A0III Alpha Sext A0Ib 13 Mon
A0V Phecda A1IV Asellus Borealis A0III Alpha Dor A0Ib Eta Leo
A0V Sadachbia A1IV-V Gamma Sct A0III Gamma PsA A0Ia HR 1040
A0V Alrescha A A1IV+Am Theta Vir A2III Ascella A A1Ia Deneb
A0V Deneb al Okab Aus A2IV Miaplacidus A3III Cursa A2Ib Iota-2 Sco
A0V Marfik A A2IV Tania Borealis A3III Theta Gem A2Iab Nu Cep
A0V Beta-3 Tuc A2IV Beta Ser A3-5IIIm Beta Hor A3Ia 6 Cas
A0V Rho Her B A2IV Menkalinan A4III Acamar-1 A6Ib+B3-4IV Upsilon Car
A0V 8 Her A2IV Zaniah A5III Rasalhague A8Ib Aspidiske
A0V Epsilon Her A2.5IVm Alpha Vol A5III-IV Ruchbah
A0V Muliphen A3IV Zubenelgenubi-2 A5III 95 Her A
A0V Beta PsA A3IV Delta Her A7III Theta-2 Tau
A0V 109 Vir A3IV Al Athfar A7III Beta Pav
A0V Rho Vir A3IV Phi UMa A7III Seginus
A0p Theta Aur A3IV Kappa-2 Lup A7III? Nashira
A0p Kappa Psc A4IV Lambda Tau B A7IIIp Delta Del
A0p Cor Caroli-2 A4IV Ascella B A9III Gamma Her
A0p Alioth A5IV Beta Tri
A0p Phi Dra A5IV Epsilon Mon A
A0p 43 Cas A7IV-V Kappa-1 Tau
A0p AB Aur A7IV HR 8938 Cep
A0p 45=CX Leo A7IV Alpha Pic
A0p CU Vir A7IV Theta Tuc
A0p Lambda Boo A8IV Asellus Tertius-2
A0p+A3p? 17 Com A9IV Omega Eri
A1V Castor A9IV 14 Aur A
A1V Theta-2 Eri
A1V Alpha Lac
A1V Merak
A1V Yildun
A1V Gamma Tri
A1V Sirius
A1V Kappa UMa
A1V Delta Vel
A1V Gamma TrA
A1V Theta Cap
A1V Albali
A1V 17 Dra B
A1V Delta Hya
A1V+A2V 54 Leo
A1m 60 Leo
A1p Mesarthim-2
A1p 78 Vir
A1e 1 Del
A2V Mizar A
A2V Izar B
A2V Alfecca Merdiana
A2V Gamma Per B
A2V Sabik A
A2V Zeta Boo A/B
A2V+A7V Beta-2 Tuc
A2V Chertan
A2V Iota Cen
A2V Rho Aql
A2V 29 Cyg
A2V Biham
A2V Epsilon Ari A,B
A2V Nu Ser
A2V Gorgonea Secunda
A2m 24 UMi
A2mV Mu Ori A
A2m Epsilon Ser
A3V Sabik B
A3V Denebola
A3V Pherkad
A3V Megrez
A3V Kaffaljidhma A
A3V Alrescha B
A3V Iota Cnc B
A3V Epsilon-1 Lyr A
A3V Alifa al Farkadain
A3V Heze
A3V HR 286 UMi
A3V+A4V? 38 Lyn
A3V Skat
A3V Beta Equ
A3V Zeta Lep
A3V Lambda Gem
A3V Tau Vir
A3V Zeta Sge
A3V Zeta Del
A3V Epsilon Gru
A3m Kurhah
A3m Mu Aqr
A4V Zosma
A4V Marfik B
A4m Kuma-2
A5V Alcor
A5Vm Castor B
A5V Alya
A5V Kitalpha-B
A5V Sheratan
A5V Nu-2 Boo
A5V Epsilon-2 Lyr C
A5V Epsilon-2 Lyr D
A5V Beta Pic
A5V Gamma Crt
A5V Mu And
A5m Acubens
A5m Zibal
A5p Iota Cas
A6V Kuma-1
A6V Pi-2 Boo
A7V Kappa-2 Tau
A7V Mizar B
A7V Alderamin
A7V Talitha
A7V Epsilon-1 Lyr B
A7V Marfak-East
A7V 21 LMi
A7V 27 Vir
A7Vp Alpha Cir
A7V+F-G? Theta Ant
A7V Xi Aqr
A8V Fomalhaut
A8V Altair
A9V Asellus Secundus
AmV Deneb Algedi
AmV Zeta Lyr A
F F0V Cor Caroli-1 F0IV Delta Ser F0III Adhafera F0II Canopus F0Ib Arneb
F0V Porrima F0IV Zeta Lyr D F0III Eta CMi F1II Girtab F0Ia Almaaz
F0p Nusakan F0IV Xi Ser F0III Delta-1 CMi F1II V1334 Cyg F0Ia Phi Cas
F0V Alkalurops F0IV Epsilon Cep F0III Polaris Australis F2II-III Beid F2Ia Iota-1 Sco
F0V-IV Alchiba F0IV 23 UMa F2III-IV Caph F2II Albaldah F2Ib 89 Her
F0V Alpha Hyi F0IV Mu Cet F2III Delta Sct F2II Nu Her F2Ib Nu Aql
F0V+F3V Pi PsA F0IV 35=UU Psc F2III Beta TrA F5II Nu Per F5Ib Delta Cep
F0V Rho Gem F2IV Zeta-1 Aqr F2III Arkab Posterior F6II Delta Vol F5Ib Mirfak
F0V 51 Eri F2IV Upsilon UMa F2III Rijl al Awwa F6II Tureis F5I-II Kappa Pav
F0p Gamma Equ F2IV Wasat F2III Eta Cru F6II+A5V Subra F6Ia Beta Dor
F1V Asellus Tertius-1 F2IV Tau Cyg F3III-IV Eta Sco F7II X Sgr F7Ib Mekbuda
F1V Delta Cyg B F2IV Zeta Ser F3III-IV Pi-2 Gru F7Ib Polaris
F2V HR 4686 UMi F3IV+F0IV Psi Vel F3III Chi Cet F8Ib Eta Aql
F2V Eta Crv F3IV Delta Aql F4III Gamma Dor F8Ib W Sgr
F2V+G6V 78 UMa F4IV+F3 p Vel F4+F5III Alpha Oct F8Ia Wezen
F2V Alpha Cae A F4IV Iota Leo A F5III Pi-2 Peg F8Ib Sadr
F2V Gamma-1 Vol F5IV HR 1107 F5III RR Lyr F8Ib FF Aql
F2V Sigma Boo F5IV Al Zirr F5III Alpha Cha
F2V Xi Oph F5IV Procyon F6III-IV Xi Peg
F2V Epsilon CrA F5IV Zubenelgenubi-1 F6III Syrma
F3V Zeta-2 Aqr F5IV Mothallah F8III-IV 5 Ser
F3V 14 Aur Ca F5IV Epsilon Equ A
F3V Kaffaljidhma B F5IV Rotanev
sdF3 HD 140283 Lib F5IV Omega Psc
F5V+G0V Delta Equ F5IV Kappa Peg
F5V 10 UMa A F6IV Theta Uma
F5V Diadem F7IV Epsilon Equ B
F5Vpms 30 Tau B F8IV Alpha For A
F5V 6 Tri B F8IV Theta Dra
F5V Anwar al Farkadain F9IV 12 Boo
F5V Psi Cap
F5V Mu Ori B
F5V Epsilon Mon B
F5V Iota Peg
F6V Gamma Ser
F6V Tabit
F6V Gamma Lep A
F6V Tau-1 Eri
F6V Gamma Pav
F6V Chi Cnc
F7V Gamma-1 Del
F7V Asellus Primus
F7V Iota Psc
F7V+F7V Arrakis
F8V Beta LMi B
F8V Chi Her
F8V Tegmine A
F8V Theta Per
F8V Omicron Aql
F9V Zavijava
F9V Tegmine B
F9V Zeta Tuc
F9V Omega Leo
G G0V Chara G0IV Muphrid G0III Capella-B G1II Algenubi G0Ib Sadalsuud
G0V Beta Com G0IV Zeta Her A G0III Pol Gal Bor G2II-III Matar G0Ib Beta Cam
G0V Delta Boo B G2IV Beta Hyi G1III Sham G5II Nihal G0Ib Mu Per
G0V+G9V Delta Tri G2IV-V Lambda Aur G3.5III-IV Delta CrB G5II Kraz G0Iap R CrB
G0V Iota Per G5IV Mu Her G4III+A4V Tau Per G5II Beta Sct G2Ib-II Rastaban
G0V Sigma-2 CrB G5IV Kappa Del G5III Capella-A G6II-III Xi-1 Cet G2Ia-0 Rho Cas
G0V Alula Australis A G6-8IV Delta Pav G5III Kitalpha-A G7II Delta Col G2Ib Zeta Mon
G0V Chi-1 Ori G8IV 31 Aql G5III Muscida G8II-III Alpha Ret G2Ib Sadalmelik
G0V+G3V Eta CrB G8IV Alshain G5III Epsilon Hya G8II Epsilon Sct G3Ib l ("el") Car
G0V Lambda Ser G5III Mu Vel A G9II-III Zeta Hya G3Ib Algedi-1
G1V Sigma-1 CrB G5III Epsilon UMi G4Ib Zeta Cap
G1V 53 Aqr A G5III 6 Tri A G40-G0Iab HR 8752 Cas
G1V HD11131 Cet G6III Gamma Mic G5Ib S=10 Sge
G2V Zeta-2 Ret G6III Pi-1 Peg G6Ia Asmidiske
G2V 53 Aqr B G6III Omicron Tau G8Ib Mebsuta
G2V Rigil Kent-A G7III Kornephoros
G2V 9 Cet G7III Algieba-2
G2V Mu Vel B G7III Kullat Nunu
G2V 18 Sco G7III Delta-1 Gru
G2V+K2V? 44 Boo G7III Alpha Mic
G2V The Sun G7III 1 Gem
G3-5V Zeta-1 Ret G7.5III Iota Cnc A
G3V Iota Leo B G8III-IV Lambda And
G3V Achird-A G8III Vindemiatrix
G5V 10 UMa B G8III Nekkar
G5V Tegmine C G8III Gamma Per A
G5V 39 Tau G8III Delta Boo A
G5p Marfak-West G8III Al Dhibain Prior
G5V Kappa-1 Cet G8III Epsilon And
G5V Alula Australis B G8III Zeta Cyg
G6V Alpha Men G8III 95 Her B
G7V Zeta Her B G8III Gamma-2 Nor
G7V Alpha For B G8III Beta LMi A
G8Vp Gmb 1830 UMa G8III Marsic A
G8V Tau Cet G8III Chi Eri
G8V Xi Boo A G8III Tau Aur
G8III Gamma Hya
G8III Eta Her
G8III Nu Aqr
G8III Sadalbari (Lambda)
G8III Sadalbari (Mu)
G8III Beta Sge
G8III Kappa Gem
G8III Algedi-2
G8III Beta Phe
G8III+G Mu-1 Gru
G8III Mu-2 Gru
G8III Zeta Lup
G8III Nu Cet
G8III 71 Aql
G8.5III Gamma Lib
G9III Altais
G9III Gamma Psc
G9III Iota Gem
G9.5III Yed Posterior
G9.5III Ain
K K0V 70 Oph A K0IV Rana K0III Deneb Kaitos K0II+B8V Dabih K0Ib R Sct
K0V Alsafi K0IV Eta Cep K0III Dubhe K0II Beta CrA K00-Ia V766 Cen
K1V Rigil Kent B K1IV Gamma-2 Del K0III Pollux K0II-III Izar A K1.5Iab Zeta Cep
K1V Keid A K0III Shedar K1II Theta Her K2Ib Enif
K1p? Iota Ari K0III Baten Kaitos K2II+B3V Omicron-1=31 Cyg K3Ib Pi Pup
K2V Gamma Lep B K0III Alnasl K2II Atria K3Ib-II Beta Ara
K2V Algorab B K0III Gienah K2II-III 2 UMi K3Ib+B3V Omi-2=32 Cyg
K4V Xi Boo B K0III The Persian K2II Sigma Oph K3Ib Eta Per
K4V KX Lib K0III Ankaa K3II Tarazed K3Iab Omicron-1 CMa
K4V 70 Oph B K0III-IV Praecipua K3II Al Kab K4Ib-II Suhail
K4.5V Epsilon Ind K0III Alkes K3II Pi Her K4Ib Haedus I A
K5V 61 Cyg A K0III Delta Crt K3II Albireo A K4.5Ib Xi Cyg
K5V Kaffaljidhma C K0III Menkent K3II Alphard
K7V 61 Cyg B K0III Hyadum I K3II Almach-1
K7V Achird B K0III Hyadum II K3II q Car
K0III Gamma-2 Vol
K0III Nu Oct
K0III Alpha Mon
K0III Delta Aur
K0III Nu Aur
K0III Theta-1 Tau
K0III Asellus Australis
K0III Nu Oph
K0III 52 Cyg
K0III Eta Cyg
K0III 37 Tau
K1III Arcturus
K1III Algieba-1
K1III Kaus Borealis
K1III Deneb al Okab Bor
K1III Azha
K1III Alpha Hor
K1III Sigma Gem
K1III Tau Sgr
K1III Marsic B
K1III Tau Pup
K1III Gamma Scl
K1III-IV 33 Vir
K1.5III Dheneb
K2III Hamal
K2III Unukalhai
K2III Cebalrai
K2III HR 306 Cep
K2III Wazn
K2III Grumium
K2III Al Kaphrah
K2III Nu Hya
K2III Kappa Oph
K2III Al Minliar al Asad
K2III Pi Hya
K2III Epsilon CrB
K2III Eta Ser
K2.5III Minkar
K2.5III Epsilon Sco
K2.5III Alpha Aps
K3III Avior A
K3III Alpha Sct
K3III Kaus Media
K3III Rasalas
K3III Alpha Tuc
K3III Rho Boo
K3III Alula Borealis
K3III Delta And
K3III Gamma CMi
K3III Zeta Ara
K3III Gamma Mon
K3.5III Epsilon Cru
K4III Kochab
K4III Al Tarf
K4III Alpha Ant
K4III Masym
K4III Theta CMa
K4.5III Alpha Lyn
K5III Aldebaran
K5III Eltanin
K5III Nu-2 CrB
K5III Omega Cap
K5III Alterf
K5III Nu-1 Boo
K5III Delta Psc
K5III 31 Ori
K5III Sigma Pup
K5III Epsilon Lep
K7III Alsciaukat
M M0.5V Alpha Cae B M0III Anser M2.5II-III Scheat M1-2Iab 6 Gem
M1V Castor-C M0III Tania Australis M2II+A0V Delta Sge M1.5Ia Betelgeuse
M3V Alshain-B M0III Giausar M3II Pi Aur M1.5Ib-II Rasalgethi
M4V Keid-C M0III Gamma Sge M3II 72 Leo M1.5Iab Sigma CMa
M4V Barnard's Star M0III Gamma Phe M4II Gorgonea Tertia M1.5Ia Antares
M5.5V Proxima Cen M0III Mirach M4II Delta-2 Lyr M2Iab 119=CE Tau
M0III Upsilon Aur M4-5II XY Lyr M2Iaep+B8Ve VV Cep
M0III-II Upsilon Gem M2Ia Garnet Star
M0.5III Zaurak
M0.5III Yed Prior
M0.5III Kappa Ser
M0.5III? Upsilon Cet
M1III Nu Vir
M1III Lambda UMi
M1.5III Menkar
M1.5III Phi Aqr
M2III Gamma Hyi
M2III Nu-1 CrB
M2III Omega-2 Cyg
M2III Pi Leo
M2III 83 UMa
M2III Chi Peg
M2.5III Hydor
M3III Tejat
M3III Zubenhakrabi
M3III Propus
M3III Delta Vir
M3III Chi Aqr
M3III+wd T CrB
M3III 2 Her
M3III Psi Peg
M3.5III Gacrux
M3.5III Eta Sgr
M3.5III Tau-4 Eri
M3.5III 10=CU Dra
M4III Omega Vir
M4.5III Delta-2 Gru
M5III Beta Gru
M5III L2 Pup
M5III R Lyr=13 Lyr
M5III Epsilon Mus
M5III 2 Cen
M6III 30 Her
M6IIIe U Ori
M7III Mira
L, T T1 BD Epsilon Ind Ba
T6 BD Epsilon Ind Bb
T7.5 BD 54 Psc B
T7.5 BD GJ 570 D
C, S Carbon Stars Carbon Stars Carbon Stars Carbon Stars Carbon Stars
S3 Omicron-1 Ori C5II 19 Psc C7I La Superba
S5 Pi-1 Gru C6II W Ori
C5.5 X TrA C6II Hind's Crimson
S6III Chi Cyg


AB Aur 30 Tau B

White Dwarfs

Keid-B Procyon-B Sirius-B 14 Aur Cb

Neutron Stars

X Per-B

Black Holes

Cyg X-1 V Pup


The following tables list stars alphabetically (followed by lettered variable star names and then Flamsteed numbers) within their variable star classes: Cepheids, Miras, semi-regulars, irregulars, eruptive and other strange variables, Beta Cephei stars, Slowly Pulsating B Stars, Delta Scuti stars, Gamma Doradus stars, flare stars, eclipsing binaries, and ellipsoidal variables (tidally distorted binaries). Descriptions can be found both in The Natures of the Stars and/or in the stories of the individual stars. Miras, semi- regulars, and irregulars overlap to some degree, and it is not always clear into which category a specific star may fall. See their locations on the HR diagram.

Cepheid and Related Variables

Beta Dor Delta Cep Eta Aql Kappa Pav l ("el") Car Mekbuda
Polaris RR Lyr S=10 Sge FF Aql V1334 Cyg W Sgr X Sgr

Mira Variables

Chi Cyg Hind's Crimson Mira R Hya R Leo U Ori

Semi-Regular Variables

Antares Betelgeuse BQ Gem Delta-2 Lyr Delta Sge Epsilon Mus
Gacrux Gamma Phe Garnet Star Giausar Gorgonea Tertia L2 Pup
La Superba Omega Vir Omicron-1 Ori Propus R Lyr T Cen
VV Cep A W Boo X Her Zubenhakrabi 2 Cen 30 Her
119=CE Tau

Irregular Variables

Beta Gru Chi Aqr Delta Gru Eta Sgr HR 8752 Hydor
Menkar Pi Aur Resalgethi Rho Cas Rho Leo RX Lep
Scheat Sigma CMa Suhail Tejat X TrA XY Lyr
6 Cas 6=BU Gem 10=CU Dra 19=TX Psc 72=FN Leo

Eruptive and Strange Variables

Dschubba Eta Car R CrB T CrB

Beta Cephei Stars

Alfirk Algenib Alniyat Alpha Mus Beta Lup Delta Cet
Delta Cru Delta Lup Epsilon Centauri Epsilon Persei Hadar Iota Her
Kakkab Kappa Sco Mimosa Mirzam Nu Cen Nu Eri
Shaula Sigma Cas A Spica Theta Oph

Slowly Pulsating B Stars

Homam Mu Eri Nu Eri Tau Her Zeta Cas 3 Vul
53 Per

Delta Scuti Stars

Alifa al Farkadain Alpha Caeli Altair Asellus Tertius-2 Beid Caph
Delta Aql Delta Del Delta Sct Delta Ser Deneb Algedi Denebola
Epsilon Cephei Polaris Australis Seginus Sigma Boo Theta-2 Tau A Theta Tuc
Tureis Xi Ser Upsilon UMa Zosma 14 Aur A 23 UMa
29 Cyg

Gamma Doradus Stars

Gamma Dor Gamma Ser Syrma? HR 4686 UMi

Flare Stars

Barnard's Star Castor C Keid C Proxima Cen

Eclipsing Binaries

Algol Al Maaz Alphecca Castor C Delta Lib Delta Vel
Epsilon CrA Epsilon UMi Gamma Per GG Lup Haedus I Lambda Tau
Mu Eri Omicron-2 Cyg Polis Ruchbah Sheliak Sigma Aql
Tau Per Theta-1 Ori A Theta-1 Ori B V Pup VV Cep VV Ori
Zeta Phe 68 Her

Ellipsoidal Variables

Pi-5 Ori Spica T CrB 2 Lac 35=UU Psc

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