Traditional Star Names

 
Star proper names, along with many constellation figures, are the oldest feature of visual astronomy.

Star names are not used in the foundational astronomical reference, The Mathematical Composition by the Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemy, writing in Greek ca. 150 CE — a book better known, in the Latin translation made in 1175 of the Arabic translation made ca. 850 CE, as the Almagest. Instead, Ptolemy used the figure naming or asterism naming strategy to identify approximately 1020 stars.

Thus, for stars in "The Hunter" (Orion), Ptolemy lists: the bright red star in the right shoulder, the star in the left shoulder, the star in the right elbow, the star in the handle of the dagger, and so on. This traditional (ancient) catalog convention persisted in Europe as late as 1783, when William Herschel used it to identify stars in his first two double star catalogs.

Prior to the 19th century, the use of celestial coordinates and mensurated star atlases to identify stars was not a standard astronomical convention. Star atlases from medieval times through the 18th century were fancifully decorative, with stars approximately located within fancifully drawn constellation figures. Baroque era atlases, starting with Johannes Bayer's Uranometria (1603), plotted stars using astrometric tables developed by Tycho Brahe, and Bayer innovated the system of labeling the brightest stars within a constellation with Greek letters. Later, John Flamsteed applied the modern equatorial coordinate system to about 4,000 naked eye stars and numbered them in right ascension order within a constellation; his work was published posthumously in 1725. But telescopes of the era were either fixed transit instruments or fitted with altazimuth mountings, so setting circles could not be used. It was not until the early 19th century that "figure naming" of stars was superseded by the routine use of celestial coordinates and the Bayer/Flamsteed system of labeling.

Separate from this figure naming tradition is a parallel literature of medieval and renaissance star name lists associated with philology, cartography and the explanation of scientific instruments.

The principal source for this star name literature is The Book of Constellations of the Fixed Stars by the Persian astronomer Omar al-Sufi (c.960 CE), who attempted to align traditional Arabic star names with the constellations defined by Ptolemy. The earlier, possibly oral cultural traditions that were the source for the al-Sufi names are now lost.

The transmission of Arabic star names to European astronomers occurred in several waves and at the hands of many different authors. The list includes: a Latin translation of Arabic copies of the Almagest (the original Greek editions had been lost) by Gerard of Cremona in 1175; a few 12th century instruction manuals for the construction and use of astrolabes; an astronomy textbook compiled c.1256 at the order of King Alphonso X of Spain; the star catalog of Ulugh Beg (Muhammad Taragay) published in 1437; a careful conflation of these sources in the Uranometria star atlas of Johann Bayer (1603); further contributions added during the Baroque era by Jakob von Christmann, Wilhelm Schickard and Philipp von Zesen; and in particular in the Latin translation of Ulugh Beg's catalog by Thomas Hyde (1665, reprinted many times).

But the culminating endowment of nearly two thirds of the existing star names was made in the early 19th century by the Italian astronomer Niccolò Cacciatore, when he supervised the second edition of the Palermo Star Catalogue (1814). Here many of the ersatz Arabic names make their first appearance, along with the star names Sualocin and Rotanev, reverse spellings of Cacciatore's own name in Latin. A few other of Cacciatore's star names, such as Asmidiske, Zavijava and Iclarkrau, appear to be anagram or phonetic puzzles.

Unfortunately, this mingling of different star naming traditions from different sources led to a jumble of names within a single constellation. Thus Draco (the Dragon) contains Rastaban "head of the serpent", Edasich "the hyena", Arrakis "dancer", Alsafi "cooking tripod" and Dziban "the two jackals". A minority of star names derive from visual attributes of the star or its astronomical or navigational significance, other Middle Eastern or Asian languages, or (in modern times) from whimsy (Dnoces, Regor, etc.). The confluence of different naming traditions and transliteration variants has also produced several names for many individual stars. Thus, Almach is variously given as Almaach, Almaack, Almak, Almaak, Alamak; Almaaz is alternately Al Anz; Zuben-el-Akrab is sometimes Zubenalakrab, and so on.

During the process of transmission and translation, the original Arabic names were so promiscuously transliterated, Latinized, abbreviated and misspelled (especially by Cacciatore) that modern names are only remotely or unrecognizably related to their origins. Since then, authors with dubious credentials, such as Ludwig Ideler and Richard Hinckley Allen, further contributed to the confusion. The result, as Paul Kunitzsch puts it, is "a conglomeration of heterogeneous words fashioned at different times and in different ways," not excluding whimsy and fabrication.

This page simply collates the common name of 329 stars with the Bayer/Flamsteed designation, in two tables alphabetized by star name and by Bayer/Flamsteed label within constellation. For stars with more than one common name or spelling, I have "crowd sourced" by means of Google citation counts to determine which of the spelling variants is preferred; the most frequent alternative is listed in parentheses. Stars brighter than visual magnitude 3.0 are in CAPS. Asterisked (*) stars are the 58 navigation stars from the USNO Nautical Almanac, and conform to the choice and spelling of star names used there.

I believe this is one of the more complete and accurate star name lists available online. Comments or corrections are welcomed.

Further Reading

Arabic in the Sky - a splendidly lucid and detailed overview by Robert Liebling
Star Names - A short reliable list by Ian Ridpath.
Star Names - A longer somewhat idiosyncratic list by Steven Gibson.
Star Names v1.1.2 (2006-05-28) - A short list of star name etymologies or meanings by Brian Tung.

I. Star names

Acamar* θ Eridani
ACHERNAR* α Eridani
Achird η Cassiopeiae
ACRUX* α Crucis
Acubens α Cancri
Adhafera ζ Leonis
ADHARA* ε Canis Majoris
Adhil ξ Andromedae
Ain ε Tauri
Al Kalb al Rai ρ Cephei
Al Kaphrah χ Ursae Majoris
Al Kurah (Kurhah) ξ Cephei
Al Kurud θ Columbae
Al Minliar al Asad κ Leonis
AL NIYAT σ Scorpii
Al Thalimain ι Aquilae
Al Thalimain λ Aquilae
Aladfar η Lyrae
Alathfar μ Lyrae
ALBALDAH π Sagittarii
Albali ε Aquarii
Albireo β Cygni
Alchiba α Corvi
Alcor 80 Ursae Majoris
ALCYONE η Tauri
ALDEBARAN* α Tauri
ALDERAMIN α Cephei
Aldhanab γ Gruis
Aldhibah ζ Draconis
Alfirk β Cephei
Algedi α Capricornis
ALGENIB γ Pegasi
ALGIEBA γ Leonis
ALGOL β Persei
Algorab δ Corvi
ALHENA γ Geminorum
ALIOTH* ε Ursae Majoris
ALKAID* (Benetnasch) η Ursae Majoris
Alkalurops μ Boötis
Alkes α Crateris
ALMAAZ (Haldus, Al Anz) ε Aurigae
ALMACH γ Andromedae
ALNAIR* α Gruis
ALNASL (Nash) γ Sagittarii
ALNILAM* ε Orionis
ALNITAK ζ Orionis
ALPHARD* α Hydrae
ALPHECCA* (Gemma) α Coronae Borealis
ALPHERATZ* (Sirrah) α Andromedae
Alrischa α Piscium
Alsafi σ Draconis
Alsciaukat 31 Lyncis
Alshain β Aquilae
Alshat ν Capricornis
ALTAIR* α Aquilae
Altais (Nodus Secundus) δ Draconis
Altarf β Cancri
Alterf λ Leonis
Aludra η Canis Majoris
Alula Australis ξ Ursae Majoris
Alula Borealis ν Ursae Majoris
Alya θ Serpentis
Alzir ξ Geminorum
Ancha θ Aquarii
Angetenar π–2 Eridani
ANKAA* α Phoenicis
ANTARES* α Scorpii
ARCTURUS* α Boötis
Arkab β Sagittarii
Arm η Capricornis
ARNEB α Leporis
Arrakis (Alrakis) μ Draconis
ASCELLA ζ Sagittarii
Asellus Australis δ Cancri
Asellus Borealis γ Cancri
Asellus Primus θ Boötis
Asellus Secundus ι Boötis
Asellus Tertius κ Boötis
Ashlesha ε Hydrae
ASPIDISKE ι Carinae
Asterope 21 Tauri
Atik ο Persei
Atlas 27 Tauri
ATRIA* α Trianguli Australis
Auva (Minelava) δ Virginis
AVIOR* ε Carinae
Azelfafage π–1 Cygni
Azha η Eridani
Azmidiske ξ Puppis
 
Baten Kaitos ζ Ceti
Beid ο–1 Eridani
BELLATRIX* γ Orionis
BETELGEUSE* α Orionis
BETRIA β Trianguli Australis
Bharani 41 Arietis
Biham (Baham) θ Pegasi
BIRDUN ε Centauri
Birhan Isat 5 Tauri
Botein δ Arietis
Brachium σ Librae
Bunda ξ Aquarii
 
CANOPUS* α Carinae
CAPELLA* α Aurigae
CAPH β Cassiopeiae
CASTOR α Geminorum
CEBALRAI β Ophiuchi
Celaeno 16 Tauri
Chara β Canum Venaticorum
Chort (Chertan) θ Leonis
Chow β Serpentis
COR CAROLI α Canum Venaticorum
Cursa β Eridani
 
Dabih β Capricornis
Decrux δ Crucis
DENEB* α Cygni
DENEB ALGEDI δ Capricornis
Deneb Dulfim ε Delphini
DENEB EL OKAB ζ Aquilae
Deneb Kaitos ι Ceti
DENEBOLA* β Leonis
Dheneb η Ceti
Diadem α Comae Berenices
DIPHDA* (Deneb Kaitos) β Ceti
DSCHUBBA δ Scorpii
DUBHE* α Ursae Majoris
 
Dziban ψ Draconis
 
Edasich ι Draconis
Electra 17 Tauri
ELNATH* (Alnath) β Tauri
ELTANIN* (Etamin) γ Draconis
ENIF* ε Pegasi
Errai (Alrai) γ Cephei
 
FOMALHAUT* α Piscis Austrinus
Fum al Samakah β Piscium
Furud ζ Canis Majoris
 
GACRUX* γ Crucis
Garnet Star μ Cephei
GATRIA γ Trianguli Australis
Giauzar (Gianfar) λ Draconis
GIENAH (Gienah Cygni) ε Cygni
GIENAH* (Gienah Ghurab) γ Corvi
GIRTAB κ Scorpii
Gomeisa β Canis Minoris
Gorgonea Tertia ρ Persei
GRAFFIAS (Acrab) β Scorpii
Grumium ξ Draconis
 
HADAR* (Agena) β Centauri
Hadir σ Puppis
Haedus (Azaleh) ζ Aurigae
HAMAL* α Arietis
HASSALEH (Kabdhilinan, Al Kab) ι Aurigae
Head of Hydrus α Hydri
Heze ζ Virginis
Hoedus II η Aurigae
Homam ζ Pegasi
Hyadum I γ Tauri
Hyadum II δ–1 Tauri
Hydrobius ζ Hydrae
 
IZAR (Pulcherrima) ε Boötis
 
Jabbah ν Scorpii
Jabhat al Akrab ω Scorpii
Jih κ Pegasi
Juxta Crucem ε Crucis
 
Kaffaljidhma γ Ceti
Kajam ω Herculis
Kastra ε Capricornis
KAUS AUSTRALIS* ε Sagittarii
KAUS BOREALIS λ Sagittarii
KAUS MEDIA δ Sagittarii
Keid ο–2 Eridani
Kitalpha α Equulei
Kleeia δ–3 Tauri
KOCHAB* β Ursae Minoris
KORNEPHOROS β Herculis
Kraz β Corvi
Kullat Nunu η Piscium
Kuma ν Draconis
 
La Superba Y Canum Venaticorum
LESATH π Scorpii
Lucida Anseris α Vulpeculae
 
Maasym λ Herculis
MAHASIM θ Aurigae
Maia 20 Tauri
Marfark θ Cassiopeiae
Marfik λ Ophiuchi
MARKAB* α Pegasi
MATAR η Pegasi
MEBSUTA ε Geminorum
Megrez δ Ursae Majoris
Meissa (Heka) λ Orionis
Mekbuda ζ Geminorum
Menchib ξ Persei
MENKALINAN β Aurigae
MENKAR* (Menkab) α Ceti
MENKENT* θ Centauri
Menkib ζ Persei
MERAK β Ursae Majoris
Merga 38 Boötis
Merope 23 Tauri
Mesarthim γ Arietis
MIAPLACIDUS* β Carinae
MIMOSA (Becrux) β Crucis
Minchir σ Hydrae
Minkar ε Corvi
MINTAKA δ Orionis
Mira ο Ceti
MIRACH β Andromedae
Miram η Persei
MIRFAK* α Persei
MIRZAM (Murzim) β Canis Majoris
Misam κ Persei
MIZAR ζ Ursae Majoris
Mothallah α Trianguli
MULIPHEIN γ Canis Majoris
MUHLIFAIN γ Centauri
MUPHRID (Mufrid) η Boötis
Muscida ο Ursae Majoris
Muscida (duplication) π–1 Ursae Majoris
 
NAIR AL SAIF ι Orionis
NAOS ζ Puppis
Nashira γ Capricornis
Nekkar β Boötis
Nembus 51 Andromedae (π Persei)
Neshmet μ Leporis
NIHAL β Leporis
NUNKI* σ Sagittarii
Nusakan β Coronae Borealis
 
Okul ο Capricornis
 
PEACOCK* α Pavonis
PHACT α Columbae
PHAD (Phekda) γ Ursae Majoris
Pherkad γ Ursae Minoris
Pleione 28 Tauri
POLARIS* α Ursae Minoris
Polaris Australis σ Octantis
POLLUX* β Geminorum
Porrima γ Virginis
Praecipua 46 Leonis Minoris
Prijipati δ Aurigae
PROCYON* α Canis Minoris
Propus (Tejat Prior) η Geminorum
 
Rana δ Eridani
RAS ELASED AUSTRALIS ε Leonis
Rasalas μ Leonis
Rasalgethi α Herculis
RASALHAGUE* α Ophiuchi
RASTABAN β Draconis
Regor γ Velorum
REGULUS* α Leonis
RIGEL* β Orionis
RIGIL KENTAURUS* (Rigil Kent) α Centauri
Rijl al Awwa μ Virginis
Rotanev β Delphini
Ruchba ω–2 Cygni
RUCHBAH δ Cassiopeiae
Rukbat (Alrami) α Sagittarii
RUKH (Al Fawaris) δ Cygni
 
SABIK* η Ophiuchi
Sadachbia γ Aquarii
Sadalbari μ Pegasi
SADALMELIK α Aquarii
SADALSUUD β Aquarii
Sadira ε Eridani
SADR γ Cygni
SAIPH κ Orionis
Salm τ Pegasi
SARGAS θ Scorpii
Sarin δ Herculis
Sarir θ Ursae Majoris
Sasin ε Leporis
Sceptrum 53 Eridani
SCHEAT β Pegasi
SCHEDAR* (Schedir) α Cassiopeiae
Segin (Navi) ε Cassiopeiae
Seginus γ Boötis
Sham α Sagittae
SHERATAN β Arietis
SHAULA* λ Scorpii
Sheliak β Lyrae
Sinistra ν Ophiuchi
SIRIUS* α Canis Majoris
Situla κ Aquarii
Skat δ Aquarii
SPICA* α Virginis
Sterope II 22 Tauri
Sualocin α Delphini
Subra ο Leonis
SUHAIL* λ Velorum
Sulafat γ Lyrae
Syrma ι Virginis
 
Tabit π–3 Orionis
Talitha Australis κ Ursae Majoris
Talitha Borealis (Dnoces) ι Ursae Majoris
Tania Australis μ Ursae Majoris
Tania Borealis λ Ursae Majoris
TARAZED (Reda) γ Aquilae
Taygeta 19 Tauri
Tegmen (Tegmine) ζ Cancri
TEJAT POSTERIOR μ Geminorum
Terebellum ω Sagittarii
Thabit π Orionis
Theemin π–2 Eridani
Thuban α Draconis
Tien Kuan ζ Tauri
Torcularis Septentrionalis ο Piscium
Tseen Kee φ Velorum
TUREIS (Turais) ο Puppis
Tyl ε Draconis
 
Ukdah τ Hydrae
UNUK (Unukalhai) α Serpentis
Ushakaron ξ Tauri
 
VEGA* α Lyrae
VINDEMIATRIX ε Virginis
 
Wasat δ Geminorum
Wazn (Wezn) β Columbae
WEI ε Scorpii
WEZEN δ Canis Majoris
 
Yed Posterior ε Ophiuchi
YED PRIOR δ Ophiuchi
Yildun δ Ursae Minoris
 
Zaniah η Virginis
Zaurak γ Eridani
Zavijava (Alaraph) β Virginis
ZOSMA δ Leonis
Zuben–el–Akrab γ Librae
Zuben–el–Akribi δ Librae
ZUBENELGENUBI* α Librae
ZUBENESCHAMALI β Librae

II. Constellation Named Stars

Andromeda (AND)
Alpha Andromedae ALPHERATZ (Sirrah)
Beta MIRACH
Gamma ALMACH
Xi Adhil
51 (= π Persei) Nembus
Aquarius (AQR)
Alpha Aquarii SADALMELIK
Beta SADALSUUD
Delta Skat
Epsilon Albali
Gamma Sadachbia
Kappa Situla
Theta Ancha
Xi Bunda
Aquila (AQL)
Alpha Aquilae ALTAIR
Beta Alshain
Gamma TARAZED (Reda)
Iota Al Thalimain
Lambda Al Thalimain
Zeta DENEB EL OKAB
Aries (ARI)
Alpha Arietis HAMAL
Beta SHERATAN
Delta Botein
Gamma Mesarthim
41 Bharani
Auriga (AUR)
Alpha Aurigae CAPELLA
Beta MENKALINAN
Delta Prijipati
Epsilon ALMAAZ (Haldus, Al Anz)
Eta Hoedus II
Iota HASSALEH (Kabdhilinan, Al Kab)
Theta MAHASIM
Zeta Haedus (Azaleh)
Boötes (BOO)
Alpha Boötis ARCTURUS
Beta Nekkar
Epsilon IZAR (Pulcherrima)
Eta MUPHRID (Mufrid)
Gamma Seginus
Iota Asellus Secundus
Kappa Asellus Tertius
Mu Alkalurops
Theta Asellus Primus
38 Merga
Cancer (CNC)
Alpha Cancri Acubens
Beta Altarf
Delta Asellus Australis
Gamma Asellus Borealis
Zeta Tegmen (Tegmine)
Canis Major (CMA)
Alpha Canis Majoris SIRIUS
Beta MIRZAM (Murzim)
Delta WEZEN
Epsilon ADHARA
Eta Aludra
Gamma Muliphein
Zeta Furud
Canis Minor (CMI)
Alpha Canis Minoris PROCYON
Beta Gomeisa
Canes Venatici (CVN)
Alpha Canum Venaticorum COR CAROLI
Beta Chara
Y La Superba
Capricornus (CAP)
Alpha Capricornis Algedi
Beta Dabih
Delta DENEB ALGEDI
Epsilon Kastra
Eta Arm
Gamma Nashira
Nu Alshat
Pi Okul
Carina (CAR)
Alpha Carinae CANOPUS
Beta MIAPLACIDUS
Epsilon AVIOR
Iota ASPIDISKE
Cassiopeia (CAS)
Alpha Cassiopeiae SCHEDAR (Schedir)
Beta CAPH
Delta RUCHBAH
Epsilon Segin (Navi)
Eta Achird
Mu Marfark
Theta Marfark (duplication)
Centaurus (CEN)
Alpha Centauri RIGIL KENTAURUS (Rigil Kent)
Beta HADAR (Agena)
Epsilon BIRDUN
Gamma MUHLIFAIN
Theta MENKENT
Cepheus (CEP)
Alpha Cephei ALDERAMIN
Beta Alfirk
Gamma Errai (Alrai)
Mu Garnet Star
Rho Al Kalb al Rai
Xi Al Kurah (Kurhah)
Cetus (CET)
Alpha Ceti MENKAR (Menkab)
Beta DIPHDA (Deneb Kaitos)
Eta Dheneb
Gamma Kaffaljidhma
Iota Deneb Kaitos
Omicron Mira
Zeta Baten Kaitos
Columba (COL)
Alpha Columbae PHACT
Beta Wazn (Wezn)
Theta Al Kurud
Coma Berenices (COM)
Alpha Comae Berenices Diadem
Corona Australis (CRA)
Alpha Coronae Australis Alfecca Meridiana
Corona Borealis (CRB)
Alpha Coronae Borealis ALPHECCA (Gemma)
Beta Nusakan
Corvus (CRV)
Alpha Corvi Alchiba
Beta Kraz
Delta Algorab
Epsilon Minkar
Gamma GIENAH (Gienah Ghurab)
Crater (CRT)
Alpha Crateris Alkes
Crux (CRU)
Alpha Crucis ACRUX
Beta MIMOSA (Becrux)
Delta Decrux
Epsilon Juxta Crucem
Gamma GACRUX
Cygnus (CYG)
Alpha Cygni DENEB
Beta Albireo
Delta RUKH (Al Fawaris)
Epsilon GIENAH (Gienah Cygni)
Gamma SADR
Omega–2 Ruchba
Pi–1 Azelfafage
Delphinus (DEL)
Alpha Delphini Sualocin
Beta Rotanev
Epsilon Deneb Dulfim
Draco (DRA)
Alpha Draconis Thuban
Beta RASTABAN
Delta Altais (Nodus Secundus)
Epsilon Tyl
Gamma ELTANIN (Etamin)
Iota Edasich
Lambda Giauzar (Gianfar)
Mu Arrakis (Alrakis)
Nu Kuma
Sigma Alsafi
Psi Dziban
Xi Grumium
Zeta Aldhibah
Equuleus (EQU)
Alpha Equulei Kitalpha
Eridanus (ERI)
Alpha Eridani ACHERNAR
Beta Cursa
Delta Rana
Epsilon Sadira
Eta Azha
Gamma Zaurak
Omicron–1 Beid
Omicron–2 Keid
Tau–2 Angetenar
Theta Acamar
Upsilon–2 Theemin
53 Sceptrum
Gemini (GEM)
Alpha Geminorum CASTOR
Beta POLLUX
Delta Wasat
Epsilon MEBSUTA
Eta Propus (Tejat Prior)
Gamma ALHENA
Mu TEJAT POSTERIOR
Xi Alzir
Zeta Mekbuda
Grus (GRU)
Alpha Gruis ALNAIR
Gamma Aldhanab
Hercules (HER)
Alpha Herculis Rasalgethi
Beta KORNEPHOROS
Delta Sarin
Lambda Maasym
Omega Kajam
Hydra (HYA)
Alpha Hydrae ALPHARD
Epsilon Ashlesha
Sigma Minchir
Tau Ukdah
Zeta Hydrobius
Hydrus (HYI)
Alpha Hydri Head of Hydrus
Leo (LEO)
Alpha Leonis REGULUS
Beta DENEBOLA
Delta ZOSMA
Epsilon RAS ELASED AUSTRALIS
Gamma ALGIEBA
Kappa Al Minliar al Asad
Lambda Alterf
Mu Rasalas
Omicron Subra
Theta Chort (Chertan)
Zeta Adhafera
Leo Minor (LMI)
46 Leonis Minoris Praecipua
Lepus (LEP)
Alpha Leporis ARNEB
Beta NIHAL
Epsilon Sasin
Mu Neshmet
Libra (LIB)
Alpha Librae ZUBENELGENUBI
Beta ZUBENESCHAMALI
Delta Zuben–el–Akribi
Gamma Zuben–el–Akrab
Sigma Brachium
Lynx (LYN)
31 Lyncis Alsciaukat
Lyra (LYR)
Alpha Lyrae VEGA
Beta Sheliak
Eta Aladfar
Gamma Sulafat
Mu Alathfar
Octans (OCT)
Sigma Octantis Polaris Australis
Ophiuchus (OPH)
Alpha Ophiuchi RASALHAGUE
Beta CEBALRAI
Delta YED PRIOR
Epsilon Yed Posterior
Eta SABIK
Lambda Marfik
Nu Sinistra
Orion (ORI)
Alpha Orionis BETELGEUSE
Beta RIGEL
Delta MINTAKA
Epsilon ALNILAM
Gamma BELLATRIX
Iota NAIR AL SAIF
Kappa SAIPH
Lambda Meissa (Heka)
Pi–3 Tabit
Upsilon Thabit
Zeta ALNITAK
Pavo (PAV)
Alpha Pavonis PEACOCK
Pegasus (PEG)
Alpha Pegasi MARKAB
Beta SCHEAT
Epsilon ENIF
Eta MATAR
Gamma ALGENIB
Kappa Jih
Mu Sadalbari
Tau Salm
Theta Biham (Baham)
Zeta Homam
Perseus (PER)
Alpha Persei MIRFAK
Beta ALGOL
Eta Miram
Kappa Misam
Omicron Atik
Rho Gorgonea Tertia
Xi Menchib
Zeta Menkib
Phoenix (PHE)
Alpha Phoenicis ANKAA
Pisces (PSC)
Alpha Piscium Alrischa
Beta Fum al Samakah
Eta Kullat Nunu
Omicron Torcularis Septentrionalis
Piscis Austrinus (PSA)
Alpha Piscis Austrinus FOMALHAUT
Puppis (PUP)
Pi Puppis TUREIS (Turais)
Sigma Hadir
Xi Azmidiske
Zeta NAOS
Sagitta (SGE)
Alpha Sagittae Sham
Sagittarius (SGR)
Alpha Sagittarii Rukbat (Alrami)
Beta Arkab
Delta KAUS MEDIA
Epsilon KAUS AUSTRALIS
Gamma ALNASL (Nash)
Lambda KAUS BOREALIS
Omega Terebellum
Pi ALBALDAH
Sigma NUNKI
Zeta ASCELLA
Scorpius (SCO)
Alpha Scorpii ANTARES
Beta GRAFFIAS (Acrab)
Delta DSCHUBBA
Epsilon WEI
Kappa GIRTAB
Lambda SHAULA
Nu Jabbah
Omega Jabhat al Akrab
Sigma AL NIYAT
Theta SARGAS
Upsilon LESATH
Serpens (SER)
Alpha Serpentis UNUK (Unukalhai)
Beta Chow
Theta Alya
Taurus (TAU)
Alpha Tauri ALDEBARAN
Beta ELNATH (Alnath)
Delta–1 Hyadum II
Delta–3 Kleeia
Epsilon Ain
Gamma Hyadum I
Xi Ushakaron
Zeta Tien Kuan
5 Birhan Isat
16 Celaeno
17 Electra
19 Taygeta
20 Maia
21 Asterope
22 Sterope II
23 Merope
25 (Eta) ALCYONE
27 Atlas
28 Pleione
Triangulum (TRI)
Alpha Trianguli Mothallah
Triangulum Australe (TRA)
Alpha Trianguli Australis ATRIA
Beta BETRIA
Gamma GATRIA
Ursa Major (UMA)
Alpha Ursae Majoris DUBHE
Beta MERAK
Chi Al Kaphrah
Delta Megrez
Epsilon ALIOTH
Eta ALKAID (Benetnasch)
Gamma PHAD (Phekda)
Iota Talitha Borealis (Dnoces)
Kappa Talitha Australis
Lambda Tania Borealis
Mu Tania Australis
Nu Alula Borealis
Omicron Muscida
Pi–1 Muscida (duplication)
Theta Sarir
Xi Alula Australis
Zeta MIZAR
80 Alcor
Ursa Minor (UMI)
Alpha Ursae Minoris POLARIS
Beta KOCHAB
Delta Yildun
Gamma Pherkad
Vela (VEL)
Gamma Velorum REGOR
Lambda SUHAIL
Phi Tseen Kee
Virgo (VIR)
Alpha Virginis SPICA
Beta Zavijava (Alaraph)
Delta Auva (Minelava)
Epsilon VINDEMIATRIX
Eta Zaniah
Gamma Porrima
Iota Syrma
Mu Rijl al Awwa
Zeta Heze
Vulpecula (VUL)
Alpha Vulpeculae Lucida Anseris

Last revised 11/26/13 • ©2013 Bruce MacEvoy