Nunki

(NUN-kee)

Sigma Sagittarii

Nunki

Distance (Light Years) 224 ± 14
Apparent Magnitude 2.05
Color (B-V)-0.22

Names For This Star

According to Allen the name "Nunki" is "Euphratean" in origin. I think that this means in fact Babylonian. Nunki is the "Star of the Proclamation of the Sea."

The The Bright Star Catalog also lists Sadira as a name for this star.

Description of the Star

Nunki is a hot, blue B2.5V main sequence star having a luminosity of about 600 times that of the sun.

The spectral type implies an effective temperature of 22,000 K, a diameter about 5.6 times that of the sun, and a mass of 14 solar masses.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

34 Sagittarii

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

92855

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

7121

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

175191

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CD-2613595
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
187448

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

706
 

 


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