Miaplacidus

(MY-a-PLAS-i-dus)

Beta Carinae

Miaplacidus

Distance (Light Years) 111.2 ± 1.8
Apparent Magnitude 1.67
Color (B-V)0

Names For This Star

Allen suggests that the name of the star is connected with the Arabic word Mi'ah meaning "Waters." The latter part of the name, -placidus, is clearly Latin and means "placid". This suggests that the name of the star should be translated as "Placid Waters." See "Dolan2" and "Gibson".

Description of the Star

Miaplacidus is a hot, white A2IV subgiant star having a luminosity of about 210 times that of the sun and a diameter about 5.7 times greater than the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed


Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

45238

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

3685

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

80007

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CP-69 1023
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
250495

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

348
 

 


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