What are the first 10 brightest stars that show first at night in the best way you can put in order?
- billrussell42Lv 72 months agoBest Answer
depends on where you live and the time of year.
reference has a list by brightness.
get the ap "Sky Guide". You can hold it up to the sky and see the stars, planets as you would see them directly, but all of them will be named.
- Bill-MLv 72 months ago
The answer you picked as best answer is correct. Time of year and location.
- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
You would need to look that up
But Sirrius would be a big contender
- CarolOklaNolaLv 72 months ago
Northern or southern hemisphere? Time of year? Including planets or not?
This time of year, northern hemisphere, Altair, Deneb, Vega, Jupiter, Arcturus, Spica, Antares, Saturn, and later on Capella and Aldebaran
That's from memory. I have not double checked on Stellarium.
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- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
It would depend on the time of year and where you are.
- daniel gLv 72 months ago
This depends on your location and the time of year you are observing. That portion of space visible to you from dusk to dawn.
You can find interactive star charts online as well as a number of smartphone apps.
As for their magnitude, a detailed listing of stars should give you the apparent magnitude (brightness) as well as their location in the celestial coordinate system.
billrussell42's link has a good listing of the brightest stars, but any will need to be visible in your night sky.
- BillLv 72 months ago
Sometimes the brightest object in the night sky other than the moon is the planet Venus or Mars.