Over 6000 stars are visible without optical aid. The brightest of these have been named.

Name Pronunciation Alternative
   
Acamar AH-kuh-mar
Achernar AK-er-nar
Acrux A--krucks
Acubens ACK-you-benz
Adhara ad-HAR-a
Al Kaprah al-KAP-rah
Al Nair all-NAYR
Al Niyat all-NEE-yaht
Al Suhail all-soo-HAIL
Albaldah al-BAL-dah
Albireo al-BEE-ri-oh al-BYE-rio
Alchiba al-CHIH-ba
Alcor AL-kor
Alcyone all-SYE--o-nee
Aldebaran al-DEB-ah ran
Alderamin al-DER-a-min
Aldhafera al-da_FER-a
Alfirk All-firk
Algedi (Al Giedi) all-JED-ee
Algenib al-JEN-nib
Algieba al-GEE-bah
Algiebba al-GEEB-bah
Algol AL-gall
Algorab ALL-gor-ab
Alhena al-HAY-nah
Alioth AL-lee-oth
Alkaid AL-kade
Alkalurops al-ka-LOOR-ops
Almaaz ALL-maaz
Almach ALL-mahk
Alnasl all-NAH-zul
Alnilam ALL-nil-ahm
Alnitak ALL-nit-ahk
Alphard AL-fard
Alphecca, Gemma al-FECK-ah, JEM-a
Alpheratz AL-fer-rats
Alrakis all-RAH-kiss
Alrescha all-RESH-ah
Alshain all-SHAIN
Altair AL-tair
Altais ALL-tays
Altarf al-TARF
Alterf al-TERF
Althalimain
Aludra al-UDE-rah
Alula Australis a-LOOL-ah ow-STRAH-liss
Alula Borealis a-LOOLah bor-ee-AH-liss
Alzirr ALL-zirr
Ancha UNG-ka
Ankaa ANG-kah
Antares an-TAIR-ease
Arcturus arc-TOUR-russ
Arkab AR-kub
Arkab Posterior AR-kub
Arkab Prior AR-kub PREE-or
Arneb AHR-neb
Ascella ah-SELL-a
Asellus Australis ah-SELL-us ow-STRALICE
Asellus Borealis ah-SELL-us bore-ee-AL-is
Asellus Primus ah-SELL-us
Asellus Secundus ah-SELL-us
Asellus Tertius ah-SELL-us
Asmidiske ass-mid-ISS-kee
Aspidiske ass-pid-ISS-kee
Atik AH-tik
Atlas AT-las
Atria AH-tree-a
Auva
Avior AV-i-or
Azha AH-za
Baham ba-HAHM also Biham
Barnard's Star BARN-ards star
Baten Kaitos BUT-en KYE-tos
Beid BYED BEED
Bellatrix BEL-la-trix
Betelgeuse BET-el-jooz
Botein boh-TAYN
Canopus can-OH-pus
Capella kah-PELL-ah
Caph KAF
Castor CASS-ter
Cebalrai SEB-all-rye
Celaeno ke-LAY-no
Chara CHAH-ra
Chertan, Chort KERT-ahn,
Cor Caroli core-ca-ROLE-ee
Cursa COOR-sah KER-sah
Dabih DAH-bee
Deneb DEN-ebb
Deneb Algiedi DEN-ebb al-JEE-dee
Deneb el Okab DEN-ebb
Deneb el Okab DEN-ebb
Deneb Kaitos DEN-ebb KAY-tos
Denebola de-NEB-oh-la
Diadem DYE-a-dem
Dschubba JOOB-a
Dubhe DOOB-huh
Edasich ED-a-sick
Electra e-LEK-tra
Elnath EL-noth
Eltanin EL-ta-nin
Enif EEN-if
Er Rai er-RYE
Erakis e-RAHK-is (mu Draconis)
Fomalhaut FO-mal-oh FOH-mal-owt
Furud fur-ROOD
Gacrux GAK-kruks
Giausar JAW-sahr
Gienah JEEN-ah
Girtab GIRR-tahb
Gomeisa go-MAY-sah
Graffias GRAH-fi-us
Grb 1618 GROOM-bridge
Grb 1830 "
Grumium GROO-mi-um
Hadar HAH-dahr
Hamal HAM-al hah-MAHL
Han HAN
Hassaleh
Heze
Hoedus I HEE-dus
Hoedus II HEE-dus
Homam HOH-mahm
Izar EYE-zar
Jabbah JAB-bah
Kaffalijidhma KAFF-al-JID-mah
Kaus Australis KOWSS ow-STRAH-liss
Kaus Borealis KOWSS bor-ee-AH-liss
Kaus Meridianalis KOWSS me-RID-i-an-AL-is also Kaus Media
Keid KYED KEED
Kitalpha kit-AL-fa
Kochab KOE-cab
Kornephoros core-ne-FOR-uss
Kraz
Kurhah KOOR-hah
La Superba la su-PURR-ba
Lacaille 8760 la-KA-ya
Lacaille 9352 la-KA-ya
Lalande 21185 la-LAHND
Lesath LAY-soth
Maia MAH-ya
Marfik MAR-fick
Markab MAR-kab
Matar MAH-tahr
Mebsuta meb-SOO-tah
Megrez meg-REZ MEG-rez
Meissa MAY-sah
Mekbuda mek-BOO-dah
Menkalinan men-KAH-li-nan
Menkar men-KAHR
Menkent men-KENT
Menkib men-KIB
Merak MER-ak
Merope MER-o-pee
Mesarthim mess-AHR-tim mess-ahr-TEEM
Miaplacidus mee--a-PLASS-id-uss
Mimosa, Becrux mim-OH-sah, BAY-cruks
Minkar MIN-kar
Mintaka MIN-ta-ka
Mira MEE-ra
Mirach MIRR-ahk
Mirfak MERE-fak
Mirzam MERE-zam
Mizar MYE-zahr
Muliphein MOOL-if-ayn
Muphrid MOO-frid
Muscida MUSS-id-a
Nair al Saif nar-AL-safe
Naos NOWSS
Nashira nah-SHE-rah
Nekkar NECK-ahr
Nihal nih-HALL
Nodus I NOH-dus
Nunki NUN-kee
Nusakan noo-SAH-kahn
Ophiuchus Oaf-ih-YOU-kus
Phaet FEYE-et
Phecda FEK-da
Pherkad ferk-AHD
Pleione PLAY-o-nee
Polaris poe-LAIR-is poe-LAHR-is
Pollux POL-lucks
Porrima pour-EE-mah POR-rim-a
Procyon PRO-see-on
Propus, Tejat Prior PRO-puss, TAY-zhaht PRYE-or
Rasalas RAH-sa-luss
Rasalgethi rah-sell-GAYTH-ee
Rasalhague RAHS-al-haig
Rasalmothallah RAHS-al-MOTH-al-ah
Regulus REG-you-luss
Rigel RYE-jel
Rigil Kentaurus RYE-jel ken-TAW-russ
Rotanev ROH-ta-nev
Ruchbah ROOK-baht
Rukbat ROOK-baht
Sabik SAH-bik
Sadachbia sah-DUCK-be-ah
Sadal Bari sah-dul-BAH-ree
Sadal Melik sah-dul-MEL-ik
Sadal Suud sah-dul-su-OOD
Sadr SADE-der
Saiph SAFE
Sargas SAHR-goss
Sarin SAHR-in
Scheat SHEE-at
Schedar SHED-er
Segin SEG-in
Seginus seg-EEN-us
Shaula SHOWL-a
Sheliak SHEL-ee-yak
Sheratan SHARE-ah-tan
Sirius SEER-ee-us
Skat SKAHT
Spica SPEE-ka SPY-ka
Sterope STER-o-pee
Sualocin swah-LOH-sin
Suhail al Muhlif soo-HALE-al-MOO-liff
Sulafat SOOL-a-faht
Syrma SIRM-a
Talitha TAH-lith-a
Tania Australis THA-ni-ya ow-STRAH-liss
Tania Borealis THA-ni-ya bor-ee-AH-liss
Tarazed TAHR-ah-zed
Taygeta TAY-get-a
Tegmine teg-MEEN-e
Tejat Posterior TAY-zhaht pos-TER-i-o
Thuban THOO-bahn
Trapezium1A tra-PEEZ-i-um
Trapezium1B tra-PEEZ-i-um
Trapezium1C tra-PEEZ-i-um
Trapezium1D tra-PEEZ-i-um
Unukalhai uh-NOO-kul-lye
Vega VEY-ga VEE-ga
Vindemiatrix vin-de-mee-AY-tricks vin-de-my-AH-tricks
Wasat wah-SAHT
Wazn WUZ-un also Wezn
Wei
Wesen WEZ-en also Wezen
Yed Posterior YED pos-TER-i-or
Yed Prior YED PRYE-or YED PREE-or
Zaniah zah-NYE-a
Zaurak ZAW-rahk
Zavijava zah-vee-JAH-vah
Zosma ZOSS-mah
Zubenelakrab zoo-BEN-el-AK-rab
Zubenelgenubi zoo-BEN-el-je-NEW-bee
Zubeneschamali zoo-BEN-ess-sha-MAH-lee