Shaula

(SHAW-la)

Lambda Scorpii

Shaula

Distance (Light Years) 700 ± 140
Apparent Magnitude 1.62
Color (B-V)-0.22

Names For This Star

Shaula probably derives from the Arabic Al Shaulah, meaning "The Sting. This accurately describes the position of the star in the scorpion's sting.

Description of the Star

Shaula is a blue B2IV+B subgiant star. According to the The Bright Star Catalog, the star is a spectroscopic binary. The companion star orbits with a 5.6 day period.

Shaula is a short period variable of Beta Canis Majoris type with a period of 5.1 hours.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

35 Scorpii

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

85927

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

6527

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

158926

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CD-3711673
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
208954

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

652
 

 


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