Astronomy: The Stars

An inventory of space, with informations about the most interesting known stars, in our galaxy and beyond; and about other celestial bodies.
The stars and other objects in the individual chapters are ordered by their distance from us.

There are the following themes:
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Introduction: About Stars The Nearest Stars
Big Stars Special Stars
Stars with Exoplanets Prototype Stars
Constellations Galaxies

Our Solar System

Planets   Moons
Other Objects in the Solar System
    Horsehead Nebula
The Horsehead Nebula, left from it is Alnitak (Zeta Orionis), the left belt star of Orion.
Photo: Nasa

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Informations about other galaxies, the stars in our Milky Way and the objects in the Solar System.
In German: Sterne und Planeten
Images of Chemical Elements
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This website was created by a layman. Although I'm trying to give details as correct and precise as possible, mistakes can appear. Also not all dates are as complete as they should be. If you detect mistakes or have supplemental informations, feel free to send an e-mail to juergen [at] jumk [dot] de. You can as well suggest stars and other objects that should be included into this website. Also feel free to correct my English, which isn't my first language.