Markab

(MAR-kahb)

Alpha Pegasi

Markab

Distance (Light Years) 139.6 ± 4.5
Apparent Magnitude 2.49
Color (B-V)-0.04

Names For This Star

Another name for this star is Marchab.

The name of this star is an Arabic word designating anything that can be ridden, a saddle, a ship, or a vehicle. Reading the name to mean "Saddle," the connection with the idea of the constellation as a horse, is obvious.

Description of the Star

Markab is a hot, blue B9V main sequence star having about 160 times the luminosity of the sun. The spectral type implies an effective temperature of 11,000 K, a diameter about 2.8 times that of the sun, and a mass of about 4 solar masses.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

54 Pegasi

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

113963

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

8781

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

218045

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+14 4926
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
108378

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

871
 

 


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