Sadalmelik

Alpha Aquarii

Sadalmelik

Distance (Light Years) 760 ± 150
Apparent Magnitude 2.95
Color (B-V)0.98

Names For This Star

Alternative names for Sadalmelik are Sadalmelek, Sadlamulk, El Melik, or Saad el Melik. All these names derive from the Arabic Al Sa'd al Malik, "The Lucky One of the King." or Al Sa'd al Mulk, "The Lucky One of the Kingdom."

Description of the Star

Sadalmelik is a yellow G2Ib supergiant having a luminosity of perhaps 3000 times that of the sun. The spectral type implies a temperature of about 5400 K, a mass maybe 10 times that of the sun, and a diameter more than 100 times that of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

34 Aquarii

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

109074

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

8414

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

209750

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD-01 4246
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
145862

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

827
 

 


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