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What is your favorite star?

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Following the example of similar topic here:

What is your favorite star? What is the feature you like about it?

(Not visual binaries/miltiple stars, not Sun :D )

For me, it would be a dilemma between the marvelously blue Vega (α Lyr) and the exquisitely red-tinged Garnet Star (μ Cep)

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Betelgeuse for me :)

The thought that its gonna blow one day, maybe soon :D

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I guess betelguese for me too as soon as I see it sticking above the horizon - winter nights!

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Betelgeuse for me too. Before i even started in astronomy i found myself drawn to it whenever i looked up, i don't know why. It was my "anchor star" from which i based my entire orientation of the sky.

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I would have to say our own Sun!!

Everthing else would be irrelevant for us without it:)

OK :D That seems ridiculously obvious indeed. So not the Sun then either. :)

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Polaris, simply because it makes life easier setting up.

Followed by Alcor because it's gives a quick assessment of seeing and I like confirmation of my 20-20 eyesight lol

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After Sol, the Garnet star: it caught my eye with its vivid colours :D one night and its' future is just as interesting as Betelgeuse. Bet you a fiver it goes off first.

Plus, and this is the clincher, it represents my birthstone and isn't that what astronomy is all about? :)

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Vega for me. It always looks so peaceful for some reason when viewed through the scope.

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Betelguese; its baleful, bloated glare in the sky speaks of its immenency to destruction...it also looks wonderful as it sinks west, looking like an ancient Titian flame...

Sirius - a very bright, energetic pinpoint of light - I have never seen this star hold steady, mainly because of its relatively low position in the sky. When I first emerged myself into astronomy, I recall looking at this through the telescope and marvelled how it refracted into rainbow colours as it flickered...

Rasalas; arabic meaning the head of the lion and heralds the start of the galaxy season!

The Garnet Star: I really love the hues of this cute, goregous ball of light..

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Betelgeuse for me :)

The thought that its gonna blow one day, maybe soon :D

Me too!

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Betelgeuse for me :)

The thought that its gonna blow one day, maybe soon :D

Does it for me too.

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Three red ones for you...

Antares....means summer is here and Sagittarius is on its way.

Betelgeuse...Orion is up, what's not to like about that?

Arcturus...It's the brightest us Northen hemisphere types have.

oooh and Mira....four stars

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I think Vega, but am not sure why. Perhaps because I use it most for alignment even at twilight and for focusing.

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