The following table exhibits the names of all the Stars of the First Three Magnitudes to which Astronomers have given names, at least all those whose names are in common use-

α

Andromedae - Andromeda.

Alpheratz.

β

"

Mirach Mizar.

γ

"

Almach.

α

Aquarii - Water Bearer. . .

Sadalmelik.

β

"

Sadalsund.

δ

"

Skat.

α

Aquilae - Eagle.........

Altair.

β

"

Alshain.

γ

"

Tarazed.

α

Arietis -Ram

Hamal.

β

"

Sheratan.

γ

"

Mesartim.

α

Aurigae - Charioteer......

Capella.

β

"

Menkalinan.

α

Bootis - Herdsman..........

Arcturus.

β

"

Nekkar.

ε

".............................................Izar, Mizar, Mirach.

η

"

Muphrid.

α

Canis Majoris - Great Dog.

Sirius.

β

" "

Mirzam.

ε

" "

Adara.

α

Canis Minoris - Little Dog.

Procyon.

β

" "

Gomeisa.

α

Canum Venaticorum -

Hunting Dogs...........

Cor Caroli.

α2

Capricorni - Sea Goat......

Secunda Giedi.

δ

"

Deneb Algiedi.

α

Cassiopeiae - Cassiopeia.. . .

Schedar.

β

"

Chaph.

α

Cephei - Cepheus.........

Alderamin.

β

"

Alphirk.

γ

"

Errai.

α

Ceti - Whale.............

Menkar.

β

"

Diphda.

ζ

"

Baten Kaitos

ο

"

Mira.

α

Columbae - Dove.........

Phact.

α

Coronae Borealis - Crown. .

Alphecca.

α

Corvi - Crow...........

Alchiba.

δ

" .............

Algores.

α

Crateris - Cup.............

Alkes.

α

Cygni - Swan.......Arided, Deneb Adige.

* The periods of rotation of Mercury and Venus are possibly equal to their periods of revolution.

N.B. - The numbers in the third column refer to the mean distances at inferior conjunction for the inferior planets at opposition for the superior planets.

- Knowledge Diary and Scientific Handbook.

β

Cygni - Swan............

Albireo.

α

Draconis -Dragon..........

Thuban.

β

"

Alwaid.

γ

"

Etanin.

β

Eridani - River Eridanus.

Cursa.

γ

"

Zaurac.

α

Geminorum - Twins.........

Castor.

β

"

Pollux.

γ

"

Alhena.

δ

"

Wesat.

ε

"

Mebsuta.

α

Herculis - Hercules.......

Ras Algethi.

β

"

Korneforos.

α

Hydrae - Sea Serpent. . Al Fard, Cor Hydrse.

α

Leonis - Lion..............Regulas, Cor Leonis.

β

"......................Deneb Aleet, Denedola, Deneb.

γ

"

Algeiba.

δ

"

Zosma.

α

Leporis - Wolf...........

Arneb.

α

Librae - Scales..............Zuben el Genubi.

β

"....................................Zuben el Chamali.

γ

"....................................Zuben Hakrabi.

α

Lyrse - Lyre.............

Vega.

β

"

Sheliak.

γ

"

Sulaphat.

α

Ophiuchi - Serpent Bearer.Ras Alhague.

β

"

Cebalrai.

α

Orionis - Orion..............

Betelgeux.

β

"

Rigel.

γ

"

Bellatrix.

δ

Orionis - Orion.........

.Mintaka.

ε

"

. Alnilam.

α

Pegasi - Pegasus.......

. Markab.

β

"

.Scheat.

γ

"

. Algenib.

ε

"

. Enif.

ζ

"

. Homan.

α

Persei - Perseus...............

. Mirfak.

β

"

.Algol.

α

Piscis Australis - Southern Fish.................

Fomalhaut.

ε

Sagittarii - Archer..........

. Kaus Australis.

α

Scorpionis - Scorpion....

Antares, Cor Scorpionis.

α

Serpentis - Serpent......

. Unukalhai.

α

Tauri - Bull............

. Aldebaran.

β

"

. Nath.

η

"

Alcyone (Pleiad).

α

Ursae Majoris - Great Bear.Dubhe.

β

" "

. Merak.

γ

" "

. Phecda.

ε

" "

. Alioth.

ζ

" "

. Mizar.

η

" " Alkaid, Benetnasch.

ι

" "

. Talitha.

α

Ursae Minoris - Little Bear. Polaris.

β

" "

. Kochab.

α

Virginis - Virgin. . ..Spica

Azimech, Spica.

β

"

. Zavijava.

ε

"

. Vindemiatrix