Kaus australis

(KOSS aus-TRAY-lis)

Epsilon Sagittarii

Kaus australis

Distance (Light Years) 144.6 ± 6.5
Apparent Magnitude 1.79
Color (B-V)-0.03

Names For This Star

The name means "The Southern Bow." The name is a mixture of Arabic (Kaus) and Latin (Australis).

Description of the Star

Kaus Australis is a hot, blue B9.5III giant star, having a diameter 6.7 times that of the sun. It is maybe 320 times as luminous as the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

20 Sagittarii

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

90185

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

6879

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

169022

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CD-3412784
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
210091

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

689
 

 


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