Welcome to the CATALOGUS STELLARUM, a list of named stars in
the vicinity of SOL.
You can SEARCH for stars by clicking in the field at the
top of this box, select them from the CELESTIAL SPHERE to the
left, or step through them in alphabetical order by pressing
the SPACE BAR.
Star size represents
Right ascension: sky coordinates (east-west) Declination: sky coordinates (north-south) Distance: distance from Earth Apparent magnitude: relative brightness from Earth Absolute magnitude: estimated brightness from a standard reference distance Colour index: colour and temperature: blue is hot, red is cool Alphabetical: ordered by name
Press Space to move to the next star.
Start typing a name in the title at the top of this box to get an autocomplete list.
Click on any star in the celestial sphere to select it.
All of the star names are real (attested by at least one source) and the locations are fairly accurate. Information on individual stars is likely to be out of date and should not be relied on by travellers.
Written and coded by Mike Lynch. The CATALOGUS was originally posted on my Twitter
account FSVO in
2012. Follow it for updates about this site and more parascientific nonsense.
This web visualisation is in beta. It only works well in Chrome, and doesn't work at all in IE. If you have any bug reports or suggestions, you
can get in touch with me
The scripts used to generate the visualisation are on Github.