The

Internet STELLAR DATABASE


All the dirt on your favorite stars!  Well, on those nearby stars within 75 light-years, anyway.  (Plus some of the more well-known "name brand" stars farther away.)  And even then, I skipped a heck of a lot of solitary red dwarfs for which half-decent data weren't available.  Oh, and this site should probably have a few more goodies added to it in various places.  But don't let that stop you.


Search for a star by name (e.g. Omicron(2) Eridani, or The Dog Star):



OR, search for a star by its exact catalog number (use a * to indicate a degrees sign):



OR, search for all stars within light-years of galactic coordinates:
X=, Y=, Z=
with Right Ascension between:
h m s and h m s
and with Declination between:
° ' " and ° ' "



Quicky introduction to stellar astronomy
What the fields for each star mean
The scale of interstellar space
How stars evolve over their lifetimes
How stars are named
Guidelines for submissions
About the Internet Stellar Database
How to Make Your Own Internet Stellar Database (in case I drop dead tomorrow)
Links to other webpages related to stellar astronomy



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