Schedar

(SHED-ahr)

Alpha Cassiopeiae

Schedar

Distance (Light Years) 228.6 ± 9.1
Apparent Magnitude 2.24
Color (B-V)1.17

Names For This Star

Other names for the star are Shedir or Schedir, which, according to Allen probably derives from the Arabic Al Sadr, "The Breast. Alternatively the name may derive from the Persian name Shuter for the constellation.

Description of the Star

Schedar is an orange K0IIIa giant having a luminosity about 530 times that of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

18 Cassiopeiae

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

3179

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

168

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

3712

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+55 139
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
21609

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

21
 

 


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