Menkar

(MEN-kahr)

Alpha Ceti

Menkar

Distance (Light Years) 220 ± 12
Apparent Magnitude 2.54
Color (B-V)1.64

Names For This Star

Other names for this star are Mekab, Menkab, and Monkar. These names derive from the Arabic name for the star, Al Minhar, "The Nose (of the Sea Monster)."

Description of the Star

Menkar is a cool, red M1.5IIIa giant having a luminosity about 380 times that of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

92 Ceti

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

14135

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

911

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

18884

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+03 419
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
110920

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

107
 

 


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