Stellar Close-up






Past Stellar Close-ups List
Past Close-up stars are arranged by Earth sky quadrants (northern and southern, four each). Simply click on the star's name to view its close-up. Click on the quadrant graphic to view a sky map of the quadrant.

 
North Quadrant 1
Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Pisces, Aries, Triangulum, Perseus, Camelopardalis, Auriga, Taurus, Orion
 
North Quadrant 2
Lynx, Gemini, Canis Minor, Cancer, Leo, Leo Minor, Ursa Major
47 Ursae Majoris — Two planets and very ancient.

 
North Quadrant 3
Ursa Minor, Draco, Ursa Major, Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices, Bootes, Corona Borealis, Serpens, Ophiuchus, Hercules
 
North Quadrant 4
Draco, Lyra, Aquila, Sagitta, Vulpecula, Cygnus, Delphinus, Pegasus, Lacerta, Cepheus
51 Pegasi — Home of the first known "red-hot" Jupiter.

 
South Quadrant 1
Cetus, Sculptor, Phoenix, Hydrus, Reticulum, Dorado, Horologium, Caelum, Fornax, Eridanus, Columba, Lepus, Orion
Epsilon Eridani — One young planet and metal deficient.

 
South Quadrant 2
Monoceros, Canis Major, Puppis, Pictor, Carina, Volans, Chamaeleon, Vela, Pyxis, Antlia, Hydra, Crater
 
South Quadrant 3
Virgo, Corvus, Centaurus, Crux, Musca, Apus, Circinus, Norma, Ara, Lupus, Scorpius, Libra, Ophiuchus
Alpha Centauri — Our closest neighbor.

 
South Quadrant 4
Serpens, Scutum, Sagittarius, Corona Australis, Telescopium, Pavo, Octans, Indus, Tucana, Grus, Sculptor, Piscis Austrinus, Microscopium, Aquarius, Capricornus, Equuleus, Aquila
Gliese 876 — Cold and harsh red dwarf.