You can find information about star names, star properties, constellations, and other useful information on the following websites. Make sure to note the website information so you can cite your sources.
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The largest single reference source in astronomy and astrophysics containing more than 2,750 entries. Each main article is signed by its author and is followed by a selected bibliography of further reading. Contains over 3,500 illustrations, charts, tables, figures, and graphs, plus extensive cross-references, and a Name and Subject Index containing over 14,000 entries.
"A table of commonly known star names and their definitions in the Western tradition, grouped by constellation." (The Arecibo Observatory).
Stars & Star Catalogues
Provides detailed information about stars: positions, proper motion, radial velocity, magnitudes, spectral class, color index, catalog references, data about multiple star systems (i.e. orbital elements), data about variability (min./max. brightness, period, type of variability) and more. Compiled by Alcyone Software, a German company.
Stars and Star of the Week
Created by Jim Kaler, Prof. Emeritus of Astronomy, University of Illinois. The stars are illustrated by links to photographs of their parent constellations, which are listed below along with their stars arranged by Greek letter name.
The following is a list of some important reference materials available in the Science Library Reference section (2nd floor south). Use these materials to find more information for your star report.
Sky Catalogue 2000.0
Edited by Alan Hirshfeld, Roger W. Sinnott, and F. Ochsenbein. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Cambridge, Mass. : Sky Pub. Corp., 1991 . [QB6 .S54 1991 Sci Ref Oversize]
The hundred greatest stars
By James B. Kaler.
New York : Copernicus, c2002
[QB801 .K244 2002 Science stacks
Available online and print
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