Which star has the greatest actual brightness?
Consequently, which star has the greatest brightness?
The Brightest Stars, as Seen from the Earth
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Apparent Magnitude|
|Rigil Kentaurus||Alpha Cen||-0.27|
Also, which star has the greatest apparent magnitude? The Sun is the brightest star in both hemispheres. It exists at an apparent magnitude of -26.74. Then comes Sirius (which is really a binary star; there's Sirius A and Sirius B) in the Northern Hemisphere. It exists at an apparent magnitude of -1.46.
Also to know is, what are the top 10 brightest stars and their magnitude?
Here is the list of the top 10 brightest stars you can see in our nighttime sky.
- 1 – Sirius. (Alpha Canis Majoris)
- 2 – Canopus. (Alpha Carinae)
- 3 – Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri)
- 4 – Arcturus.
- 5 – Vega.
- 7 – Rigel.
- 8 – Procyon.
- 9 – Achernar.
Which star is the least bright?
White Dwarf is the name given to a type of star much smaller than ordinary stars and with a small brightness compared to the others.