From the June 2009 issue

Do astronomers name and catalog individual stars in other galaxies?

Charlie Flanders, Zachary, Louisiana
By | Published: June 22, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Supernova 1987A
The remnant of supernova 1987A lies roughly 169,000 light-years away.

Astronomers have observed, named, and cataloged a relatively small number of stars outside the Milky Way.