Mimosa

Beta Crucis

Mimosa

Distance (Light Years) 353 ± 23
Apparent Magnitude 1.25
Color (B-V)-0.23

Names For This Star

I can find no information on the origin of the name Mimosa for this star. This star is also known as Becrux. Becrux is probably a coinage of the American astronomer, Elijah H. Burritt, who published several editions of an astronomical atlas between 1833 and 1856. There word is derived from the name of the constellation, Crux, and the Bayer designation of the star as beta. The Greek beta, of course, corresponds to the Roman "B".

Description of the Star

Mimosa is a hot, blue B0.5III giant having a luminosity about 3200 times that of the sun and a diameter about 8 times that of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed


Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

62434

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

4853

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

111123

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CP-59 4451
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
240259

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

481
 

 


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