A shot of the night sky looking south-southeast from Lake Granby in Grand County, Colorado. The bright star in the middle is Sirius, the brightest star in the sky and part of the constellation Canis Major. Part of the constellation Orion can be seen in the top right.
Sirius A and B.. Sirius B is a first discovered and closest to the Earth white dwarf. It is a small companion of Sirius A, the brightest star in the sky, with which it forms a dual system. Its distance from Earth is 8.6 light years, and its apparent brightness is about magnitude 8.