Alphard

(AL-fard)

Alpha Hydrae

Alphard

Distance (Light Years) 177.3 ± 7.5
Apparent Magnitude 1.99
Color (B-V)1.44

Names For This Star

Other names for this star are Alfard, Alphart, Kalbelaphard, or Cor Hydrae. The last of these names is Latin meaning "The Hydra's Heart." This was the designation of this star first introduced by the great sixteenth century astronomer Tycho Brahe. The other names for this star derive from the Arabic phrase Al Fard al Shuja, meaning "The Solitary One in the Serpent."

Description of the Star

Alphard is an orange K3II-III subgiant or giant.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

30 Hydrae

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

46390

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

3748

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

81797

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD-08 2680
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
136871

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

354
 

 


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