Mirach

(MY-rak)

Beta Andromedae

Mirach

Distance (Light Years) 199.4 ± 9.3
Apparent Magnitude 2.07
Color (B-V)1.58

Names For This Star

Other names for the star are Merach, Mirac, Mirak, and al Mizar. The origin of these names is the Arabic name referring to a belt, girdle, or waist-cloth.

Description of the Star

Mirach is a red M0+IIIa giant about 470 times as luminous as the sun. The spectral type implies an effective temperature of 3200 K and a mass about 6 times that of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

43 Andromedae

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

5447

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

337

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

6860

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+34 198
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
54471

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

42
 

 


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