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Red Giants

Red Giant, Supergiant & Hypergiant Stars

These are the brightest red giant, supergiant, and hypergiant stars that can be found by eye, binoculars, or small (4-inch) telescope.

      1. Star, Magnitude (m)
      2. Type
      3. Constellation, Season
      1. ψ1 Aurigae   (4.9)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Auriga  (Winter)
      1. Arcturus   (-0.05)
      2. giant  
      3. Bootes  (Summer)
      1. VY CMa   (6.5-9.6)
      2. hypergiant  
      3. Canis Major  (Winter)
      1. μ Cephei   (4.1)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Cepheus  (Fall)
      1. VV Cephei A   (4.9)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Cepheus  (Fall)
      1. RW Cephei   (6.7)
      2. hypergiant  
      3. Cepheus  (Fall)
      1. Gacrux   (1.6)
      2. giant  
      3. Crux  (Spring)
      1. WOH G64   (6.9)
      2. hypergiant  
      3. Dorado  (Summer)
      1. Rasalgethi   (3.4)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Hercules  (Summer)
      1. Betelgeuse   (0.0-1.3)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Orion  (Winter)
      1. S Persei   (9.2)
      2. hypergiant  
      3. Perseus  (Winter)
      1. VX Sagittarii   (11.7)
      2. hypergiant  
      3. Sagittarius  (Summer)
      1. Antares   (0.6-1.6)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Scorpius  (Summer)
      1. UY Scuti   (8.3-10.5)
      2. hypergiant  
      3. Scutum  (Summer)
      1. Aldebaran   (0.85)
      2. giant  
      3. Taurus  (Winter)
      1. 119 Tauri   (4.4)
      2. supergiant  
      3. Taurus  (Winter)



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