Gienah

(JEE-nah)

Gamma Corvi

Gienah

Distance (Light Years) 164.9 ± 6.8
Apparent Magnitude 2.58
Color (B-V)-0.11

Names For This Star

Gienah (Gienah Ghurab) derives from the Arabic phrase Al Janah al Ghurab al Aiman meaning "The Right Wing of the Raven."

Description of the Star

Gienah is a hot B8IIIpHgMn blue giant star about 4 times larger in diameter than the sun and about 200 times as luminous. It is surrounded by an expanding shell of material expelled from the star.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

4 Corvi

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

59803

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

4662

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

106625

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD-16 3424
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
157176

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

457
 

 


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