Quiz on Star Knowledge

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Below are 16 pictures of the sky taken from Janice VanCleave's Constellations for Every Kid. They show how the constellations actually look in each direction in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Below are some descriptions of stars. Choose which numbered star from the illustration best fits the description. All of the answers can be found in the articles "Bright Stars Worth Knowing" and "Other Stars Worth Knowing,"

A red supergiant in Orion, larger than the orbit of Jupiter.
A beautiful blue and gold double star at the head of the swan.
A circumpolar star with right ascension of 18 hours.
An orange giant very near the ecliptic.
The most distant first magnitude star, being 1,500 light years away, and in the Summer Triangle.
A Big Dipper star which is NOT in the Ursa Major cluster with most of the other Dipper stars.
Annually changes in brightess from easily visible with the unaided eye to invisible in binoculars.
A circumpolar optical double, visual binary, and spectroscopic binary.
Extremely hot O-type supergiant in Orion which is on the celestial equator.
A red giant expelling matter, part of a beautiful visual binary, and located at the head of a hero.
A member of an "association" of blue stars, being the head of another hero.
Red supergiant with can be confused with Mars in the summer.
One of the brightest stars which is also nearly circumpolar in the U.S.
Nearest first magnitude star to the ecliptic and one of the four ancient royal stars.
An unusual bright eclipsing binary which is rapidly losing mass.
Blue main sequence star near the ecliptic, found by extending the Big Dipper handle's arc past Arcturus.
This bright star, along with Sirius, is in our local neighborhood of stars.
In line to be the pole star in 12,000 years, it is the Summer Triangle.
A blue supergiant which is the brightest star in Orion.
A cepheid variable which always has an altitude approximately equal to one's latitude.
The brightest star in the sky, and one of the closest.
The classic Cepheid variable star.
Bright orange giant, found by following the arc of the Big Dipper's handle.
A very red looking red giant, not a member of the loose 5° open cluster behind it.
Was the "pole star" for the ancient Greeks (300 B.C.)
Nearby white main sequence star being the last to rise of the three forming the Summer Triangle.
Circumpolar star situated right on the 0h line of right ascension.
A sixtuple system of three orbiting spectroscopic binaries, being the head of one of the Twins.
A blue giant member of an open cluster some 2° across, which is a beautiful cluster in binoculars.
An dark eclipsing binary star which changes in brightness by a full magnitude every three days.
The pole star of ancient Egypt.
A beautiful double star found in the Chained Princess.
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