A spectral classification used of stars
lying between the cooler 'true' yellow stars of
G-type, and the hotter A-type
white stars. They are typically referred
to as bright yellow or pale yellow in colour.
Procyon in Canis Minor is the closest F-type star to the Solar System, and also the brightest example in Earth's sky. This is a bright yellow F-type subgiant star just 11.5 light years from the Sun (and in fact this is a binary system, which also contains a white dwarf in addition to the F-type primary). Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas
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