It's interesting and quite demanding to follow each star as it turns up, identify it and check its parallax and distance. One of the first stars we see is Hadar,

Beta Centauri, situated apparently next to Alpha Centauri, but almost a hundred times farther away. Still, Beta Centauri isn't the star with the smallest parallax here at all. Antares, which turns up at the same time as Hadar, is more distanct, with a parallax of 5.89 milliarcseconds and a distance of some 550 light-years, versus a parallax of 8.32 mas and a distance of some 390 light-years.

Here are some other stars:

Rigel: Parallax 3.98 mas, distance ~ 860 light-years

Canopus: Parallax 10.55, distance ~ 310 light-years

Alnilam: Parallax 1.65, distance ~ 2,000 light-years

87 Virginis, parallax 4.82, distance ~ 680 light-years

Delta Scorpii, parallax 6.64, distance ~ 490 light-years

Betelgeuse, parallax 6.55, distance ~ 500 light-years

HIP 69269, parallax 7.08, distance ~ 460 light-years

Spica, parallax 13.06, distance ~ 250 light-years

Kappa Virginis, parallax 12.80, distance ~255 light-years

89 Virginis, parallax 13.35, distance ~ 245 light-years

Alnitak, parallax 4.43, distance ~ 740 light-years

Gamma Corvi, parallax 21.23, distance ~ 154 ly

Beta Libra, parallax 17.62, distance ~ 185 ly

Delta Ophiuchi, parallax 19.06, distance ~ 170 ly

Lambda Virginis, parallax 17.49 distance ~ 185 ly

Gamma Hydrae, parallax 24.37, distance ~ 134 ly

Pi Hydrae, parallax 32.30, distance ~ 101 ly

Saiph, Kappa Orionis, parallax 5.04, distance ~ 650 ly

Alpha-2 Libra, Zuben Elgenubi, parallax 43.03, distance ~ 76 ly

37 Libra, parallax 34.57, distance ~ 94 ly

Delta Orionis, Mintaka, parallax 4.71, distance ~ 690 ly

Bellatrix, Gamma Orionis, parallax 12.92, distance ~ 250 ly

Arcturus, parallax 88.83, distance ~ 37 ly

Regulus, parallax 41.13, distance ~ 79 light-years

Mu Virginis, parallax 54.73, distance ~ 60 ly

Rasalhague, parallax 67.13, distance ~ 49 ly

Capella, parallax 76.20, distance ~ 43 ly

Vega, parallax 130.23, distance ~ 25 ly

Aldebaran, parallax 48.94, distance ~ 67 ly

Alnath, Beta Aurigae, parallax 24.36, distance ~ 134 ly

Mirach, Beta Andromedae, parallax 16.52, distance ~ 200 ly

Beta Canis Majoris, parallax 6.62, distance 490 ly

Sirius, parallax 379.21, distance 8.6 ly

Pollux, parallax 96.54, distance ~ 34 ly

Alhena, parallax 29.84, distance ~ 109 ly

Rigel Kentaurus, parallax 754.81, distance ~ 4.3 ly

Hamal, Alpha Arietis, parallax 49.56, distance 66 ly

Procyon, parallax 284.56, distance ~ 11.46 ly

Epsilon Eridani, parallax 310.94, distance ~ 10.48 ly

Adhara, parallax 8.05, distance ~ 405 ly

Delta Canis Majoris, Wezen, parallax 2.03, distance ~ 1600 ly

Gamma Crucis, Gacrux, parallax 36.83, distance ~ 89 ly

Theta Centauri, Menkent, parallax 55.45, distance ~ 59 ly

Okay! I'm done! I don't want to do this anymore.

Please note that all the parallaxes and distances are Hipparcos parallaxes and distances.

Ann