Saiph

Kappa Orionis

Saiph

Distance (Light Years) 720 ± 120
Apparent Magnitude 2.07
Color (B-V)-0.17

Names For This Star

The name Saiph derives from the Arabic Saif al Jabbar meaning "The Sword of the Giant."

Description of the Star

Saiph is a blue B0.5Ia supergiant star having about 6000 times the luminosity of the sun and 11 times the diameter.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

53 Orionis

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

27366

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

2004

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

38771

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD-09 1235
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
132542

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

220
 

 


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